Israel may consider a 48-hour cease-fire with Hamas, but threatened a ground invasion if militant rockets didn't stop during a temporary truce.
The Islamist militants in Gaza may emerge as a symbol of defiance, much as Hezbollah did in its 2006 war with Israel.
Readers write about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
We must stop lecturing – and start helping.
Both sides are maneuvering for another ceasefire, and Israeli troops are not likely to invade the Gaza strip, say analysts.
An estimated 1.3 million people visited the West Bank this year, boosting the troubled economy.
But Israel also reopens border to allow humanitarian supplies into Palestinian territory.