January 7, 2009 7:27 AM

As Gazans seek food, Israel ponders its next move

Faced with a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, Israel on Wednesday declared a three-hour halt to fighting meant to allow besieged Palestinians to stock up on food. The temporary lull came as Israel's security cabinet met in Tel Aviv to consider expanding the 12-day-old operation by sending soldiers deeper into Gaza's biggest cities.

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