What You Need to Know About the Israel-Hamas Crisis
"We Have Serious Concerns"
President Obama has also called for a Middle East ceasefire. "We have serious concerns about the rising number of Palestinian civilian deaths and the loss of Israeli lives," Obama said on July 25. "And that is why it now has to be our focus and the focus of the international community to bring about a ceasefire that ends the fighting and can stop the deaths of innocent civilians, both in Gaza and in Israel."