The covert push to empower Fatah failed. And isolating Hamas just made things worse. But it's not too late to change course.
Hezbollah denies firing three rockets Thursday. Israeli officials blame Al Qaeda militants.
It's war. Victory requires a superior military advantage.
Concerns about Islamist threat have influenced traditionally pro-Arab Europe's view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli forces struck two United Nations schools in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people, as international call for an immediate cease-fire grew.
Only three civilian fatalities to date, but a climate of fear pervades Israel's southern communities.
Absent more forceful US role, others make frantic bid to halt fighting.