If there was any precarious truce left standing between Israel and Hamas since the last major conflict over the Gaza strip four years ago, it has been destroyed in the past few days as rockets and air strikes have been launched from both sides.

Grave casualties and injuries continue to mount as the current conflict between Gaza and Israel remains unresolved. 100 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds more injured, many of whom are women and children, as the Gazan population lives under a blanket of airstrikes. Israel has experienced three fatalities and 60 injuries while citizens try to move forward in everyday life enveloped in the anxiety and fear of pending rocket assault. All this as has led to a point today where Egypt has stepped in to mediate a potential cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, but the final decision has yet to be made.”

And as the conflict and many human lives hang in the balance, my heart is heavy.

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