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It got uglier in the Mideast today. Israeli forces fired on a U.N. aid convoy near the Israel-Gaza border, killing at least one contract worker. The attack led the U.N. to halt some of its humanitarian efforts. Much needed food, water and medical supplies aren't getting where they need to go.
At least four U.N. workers have been killed and two U.N. schools used as civilian shelters have been hit by Israeli artillery since the fighting began nearly two weeks ago.
"This is a horrific situation," said UNRWA director John Ging today.
"We have horrific stories coming out now... you have to brace yourself for more."
The Israeli military says its goal is to halt the firing of Hamas rockets into southern Israel. But they are still being fired.
Today more than 20 rockets hit Israel.
While the fighting rages so do peace efforts.
Tonight diplomats say the U.N. Security Council has reached agreement on a draft resolution calling for a ceasefire in the region. The resolution also welcomes efforts by Egypt's President to broker a peace deal. The U.N. Security Council could vote on the measure sometime tonight.
We'll have all the latest developments from the Mideast and the day's other headlines tonight on AC 360°.
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