Inside the Gaza Devastation: Cease-Fire Ends

Israel resumes its offensive in Gaza after a series of Palestinian rocket attacks.
3:24 | 07/27/14

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Transcript for Inside the Gaza Devastation: Cease-Fire Ends
We're going stay overseas. The escalating crisis in gaza. Hamas has reportedly agreed to another 24-hour cease-fire. Earlier today, Israel resumed attacks. David right is in gaza. Reporter: Good morning. After a morning of heavy bombardment, a sudden about face from hamas. After initially refusing to extend the cease-fire, they've agreed to a 24-hour extension effective immediately. It ended this morning with a bang. In fact, a series of bangs. Israel offered to extend the cease-fire for 24 hours. Hamas initially said no. Now they appear to have changed their minds. During the brief lull in the fighting, we drove to some of the hardest hit areas. Including the neighborhood near the U.N. School shelled last week. The damage is extensive. Look around here. 365 degrees of destruction. For Israeli soldiers, Saturday's cease-fire provided a sabbath day of rest. For gazans, a moment of cleaning up. And to buy supplies for the holiday mark the end of Ramadan. At this point, on the Palestinian side, more than 1,000 people have been killed. Eight more just in morning. On the Israeli side, 40, a lasting peace can't come quickly enough. Dan? David, thank you. So many questions about both developing stories. Let's go to Washington and ABC's chief white house correspondent, Jonathan Karl, hosting "This week" later this morning. The administration has been scrambling to resolve the crisis, thus far, to no avail. Are they starting to feel helpless at the white house? Maybe not starting, Dan. This has been -- this has been a process here. The administration, of course, had worked hard to get a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israelis. All for naught. The United States doesn't have diplomatic contact with hamas. Has to go through third parties. It's hard to be an influential player when you can only talk to one side. Let me ask you about the other story. We reported on the evacuation of the American embassy in Tripoli. How much is motivated by the lingering trauma of what happened in benghazi when we lost Americans when the outpost there was attacked? A lot of it, Dan. The thing for the white house is no more benghazis. They're very attuned to this. They don't want another disaster like that. This is an extraordinary move not to see just a partial evacuation but a complete shut down. It's a measure of the fear about more benghazis, or another benghazi, but a measure of just how bad the security situation is in Tripoli. It's chaos. Jon Karl, thank you. Jon will be hosting "This week." He'll have much more on both of these stories later this morning right here on ABC.

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