Hamas officials say they have given Egyptian mediators their views on a Gaza cease-fire plan with Israel, and are waiting for Israel's response.
Palestinian medics on Wednesday said more than one-thousand people in Gaza have been killed in the 19-day conflict. The head of the U.N.'s children's agency (UNICEF) says 300 children are among the dead.
Thirteen Israelis have died in the conflict, which Israel launched to stop Hamas rocket attacks on southern Israel. Both sides kept up attacks today, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Jordan, pushing for an immediate cease-fire.
And a new audiotape attributed to Osama bin Laden is calling on Muslims to launch a jihad, or holy war, to stop Israel's offensive