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Israel non-committal on Hamas truce terms

<p>Palestinians mourn during the funeral for their relatives killed during Israel's offensive, in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah</p>

Palestinians mourn during the funeral for their relatives killed during Israel's offensive, in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

Palestinians mourn during the funeral for their relatives killed during Israel's offensive, in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

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<p>A convoy of Israeli tanks moves towards the border as smoke rises from across the border in the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

A convoy of Israeli tanks moves towards the border as smoke rises from across the border in the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A convoy of Israeli tanks moves towards the border as smoke rises from across the border in the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A Palestinian boy, who fled his home with his family during Israel's offensive, waits to receive food at a U.N. school in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem</p>

A Palestinian boy, who fled his home with his family during Israel's offensive, waits to receive food at a U.N. school in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian boy, who fled his home with his family during Israel's offensive, waits to receive food at a U.N. school in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Palestinian firefighters extinguish the fire at a United Nations compound after it was struck by Israeli fire in Gaza City January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Mustafa Mohammed</p>

Palestinian firefighters extinguish the fire at a United Nations compound after it was struck by Israeli fire in Gaza City January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Mustafa Mohammed

Palestinian firefighters extinguish the fire at a United Nations compound after it was struck by Israeli fire in Gaza City January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Mustafa Mohammed

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<p>An Israeli woman is evacuated from the scene after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Beersheba, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte</p>

An Israeli woman is evacuated from the scene after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Beersheba, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

An Israeli woman is evacuated from the scene after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Beersheba, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>A local U.N. worker looks at a fire at the U.N. compound after it was struck by Israeli fire in Gaza City January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yasser Qdeah</p>

A local U.N. worker looks at a fire at the U.N. compound after it was struck by Israeli fire in Gaza City January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yasser Qdeah

A local U.N. worker looks at a fire at the U.N. compound after it was struck by Israeli fire in Gaza City January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yasser Qdeah

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<p>Smoke rises from a building that houses the offices of Reuters and other media organisations in Gaza City n this video frame grab, January 15, 2009. An explosion blasted a tower block in the city of Gaza that houses the offices of Reuters and other media organisations on Thursday, forcing an evacuation and disrupting coverage of increasingly fierce fighting. REUTERS/Ramattan Television/Handout</p>

Smoke rises from a building that houses the offices of Reuters and other media organisations in Gaza City n this video frame grab, January 15, 2009. An explosion blasted a tower block in the city of Gaza that houses the offices of Reuters and other...more

Smoke rises from a building that houses the offices of Reuters and other media organisations in Gaza City n this video frame grab, January 15, 2009. An explosion blasted a tower block in the city of Gaza that houses the offices of Reuters and other media organisations on Thursday, forcing an evacuation and disrupting coverage of increasingly fierce fighting. REUTERS/Ramattan Television/Handout

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<p>A Palestinian boy, who was wounded during Israel's offensive, cries at Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah</p>

A Palestinian boy, who was wounded during Israel's offensive, cries at Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

A Palestinian boy, who was wounded during Israel's offensive, cries at Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

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<p>An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank as his unit prepares to enter the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen</p>

An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank as his unit prepares to enter the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank as his unit prepares to enter the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>A Palestinian firefighter holds a hose while extinguishing a fire at the U.N. compound after it was struck by Israeli fire in Gaza City, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yasser Qdeah</p>

A Palestinian firefighter holds a hose while extinguishing a fire at the U.N. compound after it was struck by Israeli fire in Gaza City, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yasser Qdeah

A Palestinian firefighter holds a hose while extinguishing a fire at the U.N. compound after it was struck by Israeli fire in Gaza City, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yasser Qdeah

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<p>Palestinians mourn in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, after their relative was killed during Israel's offensive January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah</p>

Palestinians mourn in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, after their relative was killed during Israel's offensive January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

Palestinians mourn in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, after their relative was killed during Israel's offensive January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

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<p>An Israeli soldier watches as smoke rises from across the border in the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

An Israeli soldier watches as smoke rises from across the border in the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Israeli soldier watches as smoke rises from across the border in the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A Palestinian boy, who was wounded during Israel's offensive, is carried into Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah</p>

A Palestinian boy, who was wounded during Israel's offensive, is carried into Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

A Palestinian boy, who was wounded during Israel's offensive, is carried into Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

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<p>Lebanese soldiers inspect the remains of two rockets, which were fired towards Israel but fell short in south Lebanon, in al-Meri village in southern Lebanon January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Karamallah Daher</p>

Lebanese soldiers inspect the remains of two rockets, which were fired towards Israel but fell short in south Lebanon, in al-Meri village in southern Lebanon January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Karamallah Daher

Lebanese soldiers inspect the remains of two rockets, which were fired towards Israel but fell short in south Lebanon, in al-Meri village in southern Lebanon January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Karamallah Daher

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<p>Palestinians carry the bodies of two girls killed during Israel's offensive, during their funeral in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, January 15, 2009.REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah</p>

Palestinians carry the bodies of two girls killed during Israel's offensive, during their funeral in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, January 15, 2009.REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

Palestinians carry the bodies of two girls killed during Israel's offensive, during their funeral in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, January 15, 2009.REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

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<p>People look at the bodies of Palestinians killed during Israel's offensive, at Shifa hospital in Gaza City January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem</p>

People look at the bodies of Palestinians killed during Israel's offensive, at Shifa hospital in Gaza City January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

People look at the bodies of Palestinians killed during Israel's offensive, at Shifa hospital in Gaza City January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>An explosion and smoke are seen during Israel's offensive in the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

An explosion and smoke are seen during Israel's offensive in the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An explosion and smoke are seen during Israel's offensive in the northern Gaza Strip January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A Palestinian boy carries his belongings as he leaves his house during Israel's offensive in Khuzaa in the southern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

A Palestinian boy carries his belongings as he leaves his house during Israel's offensive in Khuzaa in the southern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian boy carries his belongings as he leaves his house during Israel's offensive in Khuzaa in the southern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Belgian medics help injured Palestinian children out of a plane at Melsbroek airport, near Brussels, January 14, 2009, before bringing them to hospitals. Six children aged between 2 and 18 years arrived in Belgium by emergency airplane to be treated after being seriously injured during Israel's offensive in Gaza. REUTERS/Ezequiel Scagnetti</p>

Belgian medics help injured Palestinian children out of a plane at Melsbroek airport, near Brussels, January 14, 2009, before bringing them to hospitals. Six children aged between 2 and 18 years arrived in Belgium by emergency airplane to be treated...more

Belgian medics help injured Palestinian children out of a plane at Melsbroek airport, near Brussels, January 14, 2009, before bringing them to hospitals. Six children aged between 2 and 18 years arrived in Belgium by emergency airplane to be treated after being seriously injured during Israel's offensive in Gaza. REUTERS/Ezequiel Scagnetti

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<p>An Israeli soldier prays near spent ammunition as his unit prepares to enter the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen</p>

An Israeli soldier prays near spent ammunition as his unit prepares to enter the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

An Israeli soldier prays near spent ammunition as his unit prepares to enter the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>Smoke rises during Israel's offensive in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

Smoke rises during Israel's offensive in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Smoke rises during Israel's offensive in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>A Palestinian woman gestures in front of her house destroyed after an Israeli air strike in Khuzaa in the southern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

A Palestinian woman gestures in front of her house destroyed after an Israeli air strike in Khuzaa in the southern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian woman gestures in front of her house destroyed after an Israeli air strike in Khuzaa in the southern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Palestinians look at a house destroyed after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem</p>

Palestinians look at a house destroyed after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians look at a house destroyed after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>Israeli soldiers stand near tanks as they prepare to enter the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

Israeli soldiers stand near tanks as they prepare to enter the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Israeli soldiers stand near tanks as they prepare to enter the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Palestinians sit outside their house after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem</p>

Palestinians sit outside their house after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians sit outside their house after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>Palestinians, who fled their homes during Israel's offensive, wait to receive food at a U.N. school in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem</p>

Palestinians, who fled their homes during Israel's offensive, wait to receive food at a U.N. school in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians, who fled their homes during Israel's offensive, wait to receive food at a U.N. school in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Israeli soldiers patrol near the border just outside the Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

Israeli soldiers patrol near the border just outside the Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers patrol near the border just outside the Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israeli soldiers stand near tanks outside the Gaza Strip, which is seen in the background, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

Israeli soldiers stand near tanks outside the Gaza Strip, which is seen in the background, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers stand near tanks outside the Gaza Strip, which is seen in the background, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>A Palestinian boy, who was wounded during Israel's offensive, cries at Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah</p>

A Palestinian boy, who was wounded during Israel's offensive, cries at Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

A Palestinian boy, who was wounded during Israel's offensive, cries at Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

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<p>A Palestinian wounded during Israel's offensive, is carried to Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah</p>

A Palestinian wounded during Israel's offensive, is carried to Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

A Palestinian wounded during Israel's offensive, is carried to Kamal Odwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

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<p>A Palestinian prepares a grave for his cousin, killed during Israel's offensive in Gaza, at Sheikh Redwan graveyard in Gaza City January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem</p>

A Palestinian prepares a grave for his cousin, killed during Israel's offensive in Gaza, at Sheikh Redwan graveyard in Gaza City January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian prepares a grave for his cousin, killed during Israel's offensive in Gaza, at Sheikh Redwan graveyard in Gaza City January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>An explosion is seen after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

An explosion is seen after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

An explosion is seen after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>A Palestinian girl, who according to local medics was wounded during Israel's offensive, is carried in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah</p>

A Palestinian girl, who according to local medics was wounded during Israel's offensive, is carried in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

A Palestinian girl, who according to local medics was wounded during Israel's offensive, is carried in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

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<p>A wounded Israeli soldier is brought into Soroka hospital in the southern city of Beersheba January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

A wounded Israeli soldier is brought into Soroka hospital in the southern city of Beersheba January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A wounded Israeli soldier is brought into Soroka hospital in the southern city of Beersheba January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israeli soldiers gather near armoured personnel carriers (APC) outside the northern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen</p>

Israeli soldiers gather near armoured personnel carriers (APC) outside the northern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

Israeli soldiers gather near armoured personnel carriers (APC) outside the northern Gaza Strip January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

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<p>Palestinians look at a residential building destroyed after an Israeli air strike in Gaza city January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem</p>

Palestinians look at a residential building destroyed after an Israeli air strike in Gaza city January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians look at a residential building destroyed after an Israeli air strike in Gaza city January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Primary school students observe a minute of silence in the garden of their school in Istanbul January 13, 2009, for the Palestinian children killed in the Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Osman Orsal</p>

Primary school students observe a minute of silence in the garden of their school in Istanbul January 13, 2009, for the Palestinian children killed in the Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Primary school students observe a minute of silence in the garden of their school in Istanbul January 13, 2009, for the Palestinian children killed in the Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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