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A morning in southern Israel wolf is Israel and Hamas leaders say they are open to a diplomatic solution to avoid a ground war.
But as we just heard each side is making demands team fox coverage continues now a fox -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt is outside the United Nations in New York City tonight.
Job but I know they're talking a lot but is there any action.
Precious little action check it seems that the united nations security -- Is crippled by -- usual divisions over the Israeli Palestinian conflict in fact diplomats could not even agree today on what is called a press statement that text of that statement.
And obviously a simple statement is some way short.
Of a resolution which might actually include -- -- And potential consequences.
The Russian ambassador to the UN in particular expressing his frustration.
The lack of progress today listen.
But extremely awarded by continued deterioration of the crisis the and we believe that diplomatic efforts need to be expedited.
What upset about the draft.
But a statement which was.
Circulated by model on behalf of notably as -- as says tonight is still bogged down in discussions.
And in consultation.
Now the Russian ambassador said -- -- his woods won that men but is holding up.
-- the agreement to a press statement he would not confirm who that was.
But went -- -- it was the United States he said.
You would be a connoisseur.
Of the Security Council if you reached that conclusion no did comment whatsoever from US officials here at the UN today show.
-- US officials do say they're monitoring these cease fire negotiations but.
Carefully trying to stay out of the middle of them.
Yes certainly trying to stay out of the middle getting into the middle of it is the UN Secretary General bank Ki moon who travel to Cairo -- Egypt today where those negotiations are taking place.
He is going to meet with -- Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi tomorrow.
And then later this week he will travel to Israel to meet with prime minister Netanyahu and also to the West Bank to meet the Palestinian president.
My mood -- -- the problem with the negotiations that so often in these cases.
Is who stops firing first in the woods -- US officials that is clearly up to Hamas to do listen.
We have been very clear that Israel has a right of self defense we've been very clear.
That rockets continue to.
Be fired and land on Israel we've been very clear.
That we are working to try to get this conflict -- escalated we have been very clear that our concern for the civilians -- innocence on both sides.
Now important to note the -- diplomacy has not yet succeeded.
-- -- bishop has it failed -- Jonathan Hunt at the United Nations for.
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