U-S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Israel today to talk with Israeli leaders about the Gaza offensive.
Although Hamas leaders have announced that they are on the brink of a ceasefire deal with Israel, Israeli officials have denied that claim. Meanwhile in Gaza, Israeli bombing has continued unabated, and tanks are lined up along the border.
For more on the situation, we speak with Portland resident Samir al-Sharif who is currently in Gaza visiting relatives
Rami Almeghari is a journalist and father of two children living in al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza. He spoke with KBOO Friday morning, November 16th about the latest in the Israeli assault on the coastal strip.