Israel official: Hamas trying to save face
An Israeli state official said Monday that "Hamas, which is taking rough blows from the IDF even at this time, is looking for a way to save face. Khaled Mashaal's statements suggesting that Israel is asking for a truce are as true as Hamas' claims of downing an F-16 or hitting the Knesset."


He further added, "There are two parallel routes: Expansion of the operation and preparation for a ground offensive and an attempt by international elements to find a solution that will stop the fire." (Itamar Eichner)