Israel Rejects Kerry's Truce Proposal in Gaza

Israel's cabinet rejected Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for a weeklong truce in Gaza today. Now, Kerry's leaving the Middle East for Paris, where he'll try to try "to enlist additional European diplomatic help for the peace process," according to The Washington Post.

During a press conference in Cairo, Kerry said, "The whole world is watching tragic moment after tragic moment unfold and wondering when is everybody going to come to their senses." Israel apparently didn't like Kerry's plan because it would force the army to stop attacking Hamas's tunnel system. Previously, Hamas rejected an Egyptian cease-fire proposal because it didn't include an end to the blockade.

Violence in Gaza has only intensified this week, and protests in the West Bank today got ugly today when five Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces. Palestinian groups declared today a "day of rage."

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