Gaza truce pressure builds as death toll passes 100

2012-11-20 07:07

International pressure for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip puts Egypt’s new Islamist president in the spotlight after a sixth day of Israeli air strikes and Palestinian rocket fire that have killed over 100 people.

Mursi, whose Muslim Brotherhood was mentor to the founders of Hamas, took a call from Obama yesterday telling him the group must stop rocket fire into Israel – effectively endorsing Israel’s stated aim in launching the offensive last week.

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