The end of another harrowing day

It’s the end of another harrowing day, and we’re going to close this Saturday live blog.

The 12th day of Operation Protective Edge saw the IDF intensify its hunt for Hamas cross-border tunnels, after gunmen emerging from one such tunnel opened fire on an IDF patrol, with fatal consequences. Israeli troops were also still trying to stop the Hamas rocket fire, which caused one fatality, and left a baby girl badly injured. The Gaza death toll rose inexorably.

Around the world, meanwhile, and notably in Europe, anti-Israel protests spread — though much of the Arab world was notably quiet.

We wish you a good night from Jerusalem, which seems a lot to ask for these days.

Our colleague Ilan Ben Zion has started Sunday’s live blog here.

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