After Hamas official Ayman Taha said Tuesday that an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire in the Gaza conflict with Israel would go into effect at midnight local time, Israel and Egypt said the deal for a truce was still up in the air. Cairo is hopeful of an agreement later on Tuesday, but Israel continued with its offensive strikes in Gaza for a seventh day. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Jerusalem on Tuesday, after leaving a summit in Asia early in order to hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to help bring about a truce. Officials say that 126 Palestinians have died in a week of fighting, most of them civilians, including 27 children.
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