Clinton Arrives in Cairo; Bus Bomb Rocks Tel Aviv

Smoke rises after an Israeli mobile artillery unit fired a shell from southern Israel toward the Gaza Strip, in a position a near the Israel Gaza border, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

Smoke rises after an Israeli mobile artillery unit fired a shell from southern Israel toward the Gaza Strip, in a position a near the Israel Gaza border, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

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CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has arrived in Cairo in her diplomatic push to forge a truce between Israel and Gaza rulers of Hamas, hours after a bomb exploded on an Israeli bus in Tel Aviv, wounding 10.

Clinton will meet with Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday to piece together a deal to end Israel's weeklong offensive in the Gaza Strip, which has killed more than 130 Palestinians. Militant rocket fire into Israel has killed five Israelis.

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Clinton said the U.S. "strongly condemns" the bus bombing, calling it a "terrorist attack."

The cease-fire efforts come with thousands of Israeli troops massed on the Gaza border, awaiting a possible order to invade. Clinton met with the Israeli prime minister and the Palestinian president before heading to Cairo.

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