Italian Foreign Minister Mogherini urges Hamas to accept ceasefire
Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini pledged every effort to help resolve the Gaza crisis when she visits Cairo Thursday. After meeting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday, they held a joint news conference in the Knesset. She urged Hamas to reverse its position on the Cairo ceasefire proposal after she toured rocket-blasted sites in Israel. Netanyahu said Israel sought international support for the demilitarization of Gaza and removal of Hamas rocket stocks. Italy currently holds the rotating presidency of EU.