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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip _ Palestinian militants, armed with deadlier missiles than ever before, kept up rocket assaults on Israeli border communities on Tuesday, despite relentless Israeli air attacks against Gaza's Hamas rulers and unwelcome word from Egypt that it would not bail them out. An interactive map with photos and videos from Gaza attacks.
Two key factors: A six-month cease-fire ended and Israel faces a pivotal election in February.
And if he does give his views on the violence in Gaza, what will he say?
The death toll rose to at least 315 and another 1,400 wounded.
Teaching children murder and a warped, dangerous history.
The list of challenges is long: Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, Syria, and a damaged U.S. brand.
If they don't, incoming President Obama could face an immediate Mideast crisis.
Right-wing party leader Netanyahu finds himself outflanked by hardliners.
A Bush legacy, Palestinian radicalism, and an Israeli right turn will burden any peacemaking effort.
It wasn't the first time that alleged top mobster Yaakov Alperon was targeted by his enemies.