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- Air raids continue in Gaza, although an Israeli ground operation is “on hold”
- Obama sends Clinton to the Middle East for talks on a truce
- The Kurdish insurgency faces a crossroads
- Critics of Jordan’s king bemoan possible missed opportunities

 Middle East Monitor: Gaza Violence Continues for Now

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