Over 100 Palestinians and at least three Israelis have died since Wednesday, when Israel launched its offensive aimed at stopping rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.
Israel says it is prepared to expand its operation, but both Israeli officials and representatives of Hamas, which governs Gaza, have been speaking behind the scenes with Egyptian diplomats about conditions for a ceasefire.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
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