Obama concerned about rising death toll in M. E.

(AGI) Washington, July 20 - In a telephone call to PrimeMinister Netanyahu, President Obama expressed his concern overthe growing military and civilian death toll from Israel'smilitary operation in Gaza. The news was released by the WhiteHouse in a communique which underlined that the President askedSecretary of State John Kerry to go to Cairo - a diplomaticcrossroads - to provide the U.S. contribution to an agreementon the end of hostilities, which have caused, to date, 435Palestinian victims and 18 Israeli deaths. . .

(AGI) Washington, July 20 - In a telephone call to PrimeMinister Netanyahu, President Obama expressed his concern overthe growing military and civilian death toll from Israel'smilitary operation in Gaza. The news was released by the WhiteHouse in a communique which underlined that the President askedSecretary of State John Kerry to go to Cairo - a diplomaticcrossroads - to provide the U.S. contribution to an agreementon the end of hostilities, which have caused, to date, 435Palestinian victims and 18 Israeli deaths. . .