to the middle east where international pressure is mounting this evening for Israel and hamas to reach a cease fire, Egypt offering to broker the deal and it comes as a broken being used by hamas... See More
to the middle east where international pressure is mounting this evening for Israel and hamas to reach a cease fire, Egypt offering to broker the deal and it comes as a broken being used by hamas being shot out of the sky. Martha Raddatz in the region tonight. Martha are we any closer to a cease fire? Reporter: The news from hamas tonight that they are open to cease fire talks is a first sign but just a signal that there may be some progress here - - and it could not come soon enough. Today after more than 1,000 rockets launched from gaza, an ominous turn, hamas claiming that a flock of drones like this one in a hamas video would be deployed deep into Israel. The first launch today and then shot down by Israel using a patriot missile, the latest in an air assault. Israel says hamas has stock piled 10,000 rockets, also seen in the hamas video. Some that can reach Israel's mainlier cities. The two sides, Israel and its enemy hamas, the militant group that now controls the Palestinian territory of gaza, locked in this deadly fight. Any remaining shred of hope that a broader peace, something that America has pushed so hard for, collapsing. Instead, civilians in gaza where the death toll is rising worry Israel will move ahead with the massive ground assault. All across the border area with gaza you can see Israeli tanks building up. 30,000 Israeli reservists have already been called up, everyone waiting to see what comes next. David, that remains the question tonight, even though there are those proposed cease fire talks, the exchange of fire between Israel and hamas is as intense as ever. Martha Raddatz in the middle east tonight again for us. Thank you.
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