U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Cairo in an attempt to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza. Kerry said Monday the United States would provide $47 million dollars in humanitarian assistance to Gaza.
As the fighting rages on, the death toll continues to climb. Gaza health officials say about 565 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting, about 70 percent are believed to be civilians.
Israeli officials say two citizens and 25 soldiers have died. Among the dead soldiers were two Americans.
CNN's Polo Sandoval has more on why Americans are traveling to the Middle East to fight for Israel.