Gaza death toll climbs amid intensified truce effort

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An urgent round of negotiations is underway as U.S. President Barack Obama and the UN Security Council are calling for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and the militant group Hamas.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are in the Middle East in an effort to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. This development follows the killing of 120 Palestinians in one Gaza town on Sunday, bringing the Palestinian death toll to more than 600 since the battle began. For the Israelis, around 30 soldiers have now been killed in separate incidents — the heaviest loss of life for the Israeli military in years. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.

UN, U.S. try to broker a cease-fire in Gaza

An urgent round of negotiations is underway as U.S. President Barack Obama and the UN Security Council are calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and the militant group Hamas. Will this latest effort at brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas succeed?

To discuss the conflict in Gaza, CCTV’s Nathan King is joined by Paul Hirschson from Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Paul Hirschson on the Israel-Palestine conflict

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are in the Middle East in an effort to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. This development follows 120 Palestinians being killed in one Gaza town on Sunday, bringing the Palestinian death toll to more than 600 since the battle began.

To discuss the latest developments in the conflict in Gaza, CCTV’s Nathan King interviews Husam Zomlot, a spokesman for the Fatah Commission for International Affairs.

Husam Zomlot on the conflict in Gaza

To discuss the latest developments in the conflict in Gaza, CCTV's Nathan King interviews Husam Zomlot, Spokesman for the Fatah Commission for International Affairs.

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