This post was updated at 5:30 p.m. ET.
A day that dawned with hopes for a fragile peace is closing with hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians appearing to intensify.
Early Tuesday, Israel had accepted the terms of a cease-fire proposed by Egypt, but Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, continued firing rockets.
A Hamas spokesman complained to NPR's Ari Shapiro that Egypt's current government is hostile to the group and its proposal didn't deal at all with Palestinian demands.