Middle East Pulverized by Israel, Palestinians hold out for favorable cease-fire in Gaza

Support for Hamas is growing in Gaza after weeks of Israeli bombardment. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that the US supports an Egyptian cease-fire proposal rejected by Hamas.

By , Correspondent

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Abed Akara fled his house near Gaza's southeastern border with Israel on Friday, the morning after Israel launched a ground operation here. When he saw the tanks advancing and shelling homes, he gathered his wife and eight children and they ran for their lives.