Oil prices continued their slide Monday but markets remain on edge over conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq, and Israel's offensive in Gaza. Last week's events pushed oil prices higher, though the likelihood of direct supply disruption is small.
Overnight fighting killed at least 60 Palestinians in a Gaza neighborhood, while Israel's army reported its deadliest day in a 13-day offensive. Aid agencies are struggling with more evacuees than during the 2008-09 war.
One day after he lost children and grandchildren, a stricken Moussa Abu Jarad struggles to comprehend what happened. 'We have no relation to Hamas or Fatah,' he says. 'We're businessmen and we don't care about politics. ... We didn't fire one bullet.'
Hamas this week showed it has drones at its disposal, forcing Israel to use a Patriot missile to shoot down one that had entered its airspace. Its drones are low-tech, but they have the attention of US defense analysts.