November 20th, 2012
09:01 PM ET

The human cost of Israel-Gaza conflict: "Loss of civilian life unacceptable," says U.N. Secretary General

Violence continues to escalate in the Middle East crisis today as conflicting comments over a possible cease-fire or what a Hamas source told CNN of a "calming period."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Middle East engaging in talks with Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu, leaders of Palestinian Liberation Organization, and Egyptian president Mohammed Morsy.

Is a cease-fire a realistic goal?

Both sides claim the other is targetting innocent civilians.

Maen Rashid Areikat, chief representative of the general delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United States told Erin Burnett that "the majority that are being killed in Gaza are civilians."

Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren responded to Areikat's claims on Erin Burnett OutFront.

"We are not targetting civilians," said Amb. Oren.

Who is telling the truth - who is really targetting civilians?

OutFront tonight:  Naftali Bennett, former Chief of Staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and  Rula Jebreal, foreign policy expect for Newsweek.

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