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Continuing coverage now of rising tensions and massing forces in the Middle East as Israel prepares for what may become a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.
World leaders are monitoring the rapidly deteriorating situation there and working to prevent an all out war.
Hamas claims this videos of rockets launched in Israel.
Some of the hundreds they fired today.
Meanwhile Israeli jets slammed targets in the Gaza Strip softening up ammunition areas.
Hours ago the White House blamed Hamas for the situation and -- attacking Israel does nothing to help the Palestinian people.
The fox -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt live on duty at the United Nations tonight world leaders coming together what can they do.
Well said they'd be making an intense round of phone calls over the past 24 hours those -- Involving President Obama the French president.
I Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas frankly from the west and most of the pressure.
Being applied on the Hamas right now to cease the rocket attacks in the US in particular staying away from any criticism.
All the Israeli military actions Ben Rhodes in fact the deputy.
National security advisor said in a conference call with reporters today quote.
Ultimately it is up to the Israeli government to make determinations.
About how would bag going to carry out that military objectives.
The Middle East peace envoy -- British prime minister Tony Blair.
Also put the said the -- firmly in hamas' -- listen.
All of it is.
In that there will be innocent Israeli civilians killed innocent Palestinian civilians killed.
Here at the United Nations that was an emergency meeting evade Security Council late last night -- you won't be surprised to hear.
No action that was agreed upon champion in the middle of all of this is a very unstable and frankly unpredictable Egypt and it could be the case.
-- Egypt is absolutely a key -- in this and right now it's new Muslim Brotherhood president.
Mohamed Morsi appears to be playing -- both sides.
He has reportedly quietly given the green light.
-- his intelligence services to put pressure on Hamas not to scaled back all those rocket attacks while publicly he is sending his prime minister.
Two -- Gaza Strip.
Tomorrow in -- will clearly be a show -- saw solidarity.
With the Palestinians -- the Egyptian calculation may be that by having their prime minister that.
They will cause a -- in the fighting because.
Israel will be reluctant to carry on with the S strikes and launch any kind of ground invasion while such a high ranking Egyptian politician.
Is that that might have -- help the Palestinians.
On the other hand any pause in the fighting.
Also gives a little more time for diplomacy to stop looking but watching what Egypt's leaders say and do in the next few days is going to be key in what happens next in this very tense situation -- do you Jonathan Hunt at the United Nations -- --
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