Reports from CNN on the ground in the Gaza-Israel conflict
A bomb exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv as it passed by Israeli army headquarters around noon local time Wednesday.
November 21st, 2012
06:17 PM ET

Reports from CNN on the ground in the Gaza-Israel conflict

Editor's note: CNN has crews in Israel, Gaza and around the region reporting on the hours-old cease-fire and fallout from the upsurge in the Gaza-Israel conflict, which extended eight days. Here are some of their stories:

Arwa Damon and Ben Wedeman in Gaza

[Updated 6:17 p.m. ET Wednesday]


Arwa Damon and Ben Wedeman in Gaza

[Updated 3:20 p.m. ET Wednesday]

People in Gaza are celebrating the cease-fire, CNN's Arwa Damon and Ben Wedeman report.

Arwa Damon in Gaza

[Updated 1:57 p.m. ET Wednesday]

More activity ahead of the 2 p.m. ET (9 p.m. local) cease-fire, this time blasts hitting Gaza, Arwa Damon reports:

And more explosions in Gaza as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on TV, reacting to news of the cease-fire agreement:

Ben Wedeman in Gaza

[Updated 12:57 p.m. ET Wednesday]

Minutes after Egypt's foreign minister announced that a Israel-Gaza cease-fire would begin at 2 p.m. ET (9 p.m. local), Ben Wedeman reported that rockets were being fired from Gaza in the direction of Israel. The rocket fire happened just more than an hour before the cease-fire is scheduled to begin.

Sara Sidner in Tel Aviv

[Updated 11:09 a.m. ET Wednesday]

Sidner, reporting from a hospital treating people injured in Wednesday's bus blast in Tel Aviv, says none of the injured is expected to lose their lives.

A bomb exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv as it passed by Israeli army headquarters around noon local time Wednesday. Police said the blast left at least 22 people injured; Israeli authorities are trying to determine who was behind the bombing, and whether it was executed by someone who threw the package onto the bus or left it on the bus and then left before the package exploded, Sidner reported.

A couple teens have the worst injuries, according to the hospital. One may lose a limb, and both may face a lifetime of disability, a hospital official said, according to Sidner.

Arwa Damon in Gaza

[Updated 9:41 a.m. ET Wednesday]

Damon has pictures from some of the structures that were blasted overnight in Gaza:

Tuesday night and into Wednesday, Israeli bombs and artillery turned buildings, tunnels and bridges in Gaza into rubble in 100 strikes confirmed by Israeli authorities, and Hamas struck back with at least 62 rockets aimed at southern Israel, according to the Israeli military.

Sara Sidner in Tel Aviv

[Updated 8:35 a.m. ET Wednesday]

A bomb exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv as it passed by Israeli army headquarters around noon local time Wednesday. The attack, which police said left at least 22 people injured, shook up the Israeli public and threatened to complicate efforts to achieve a cease-fire on the eighth day of violence between Israel and Gaza.

At the scene of the bus bombing, police cordoned off the street as ambulances arrived. CNN's Sara Sidner said there is a hospital nearby. Sidner said the injured included people on the bus and people who were on the street.


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  1. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    Egypt has undoubtedly emerged as a force to reckon with in this issue.
    Unless we Americans, no longer considered' honest brokers' get our act together and play our role for a just and equitable resolution of this festering issue, we will lose whatever credibility and clout we have left after Iraq and Afghanistan disasters.

    November 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. DGoldberg

    Hard not to question Arwa Damon's impartiality when she refers often to "Israeli aggression." Sometimes it is to convey the viewpoints of the people she is covering but other times, it is her own description – ie. in describing how Palestinian factions seemed to be getting along in the days after the cease fire she noted that "Nothing brings Palestinians together like Israeli aggression." Is CNN comfortable with putting out there the notion that the current conflict was initiated by Israel?

    November 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
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