Mideast Crisis

New Casualties in Gaza

As Israeli ground forces have split densely-populated Gaza in half despite calls from world leaders for a truce, BBC News reports that hospitals in the region are "over-stretched" from casualties. Since Saturday, 90 people, including 26 children, have been killed, according to the Palestinian health ministry. President George W. Bush kept pressure on Hamas to appease Israeli demands. "Instead of caring about the people of Gaza, Hamas decided to use Gaza to launch rockets to kill innocent Israelis," he said Monday.