Egypt's efforts to negotiate a truce between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza are ongoing and a deal to stop the fighting could be close, the Egyptian Prime Minister told Reuters.
Negotiations are going on as we speak and I hope we will reach something soon that will stop this violence and counter violence. I think we are close, but the nature of this kind of negotiation, (means) it is very difficult to predict.
Today's bombing in Tel Aviv is reminiscent of six years ago and could mark a serious escalation in the conflict.
A truce in Gaza suits all sides but none of the groups seem interested in a long-lasting solution.
A complex system of air defences has been instrumental in protecting Israel's population from incoming rockets.