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SOTU Scoop
July 10th, 2014
03:11 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, July 10, 2014

1. Middle East tinderbox. Israel's military launched a new round of airstrikes on Gaza in response to Hamas rocket attacks on Israel. The Israeli offensive has left at least 80 Palestinians dead, including women and children. So far no Israelis have been killed in the Hamas attacks. Secretary of State John Kerry says a cease-fire is desirable but unlikely until Hamas ceases its rocket assault. The latest Israeli-Palestinian clash was set off by last month's abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. Israel believes Hamas is responsible, although the group has denied any involvement. Last week a Palestinian was kidnapped and later found dead in Jerusalem in what Israeli police believe was a revenge killing.