Tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET, Anderson Cooper reports from Israel on the fatal conflict in the Middle East, and the efforts to end the violence.
At 2 p.m. ET today a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel was put into effect. The agreement was announced in Cairo by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr hours after a bomb exploded on a Tel Aviv bus, injuring 24 people, police say.
Both sides traded rocket fire during the day, resulting in a total of 142 deaths in Gaza since the conflict began eight days ago, according to Hamas. In Israel, five people have been killed. In Gaza and Israel, houses were destroyed and panic and trauma was widespread. An estimated 1,456 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, and Israel fired at more than 1,450 targets in Gaza.
Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, tells Anderson that the Israel-Gaza peace negotiations need to be "face to face" between Israelis & Palestinians. He adds, "Hamas is not a part of the negotiations."
Tune in tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for a special edition of AC360°.
Anderson Cooper hosts live from Gaza. Wolf Blitzer is live in Jerusalem, Arwa Damon and Ben Wedeman report live in Gaza City.
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