Gaza, Jan 8: The Gaza crisis never seem to end. Amid truce talks, Lebanon has fired rockets into Israel. However, there could be some possibility of peace in west Asia. The Israeli govt has accepted, in principal, a cease-fire proposal from Egypt and France to end the conflict with militant group Hamas.
However, the military was asked to continue its assault on Hamas targets in Gaza after a brief lull on Wednesday to allow food and fuel to reach civilians. The Israeli offensive has now stretched on for 12 days. Israel said it needs guarantees that any cease-fire will halt Hamas rocket fire.
Hamas demands that Gaza's borders be opened. Despite the reservations, the truce proposal could mark the first sign of a possible exit from 12 days of fighting in Gaza. At least 688 Palestinians have been killed since December 27, including 350 civilians.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)