Article Photos: Push for Israel-Hamas cease-fire gains momentum 19/24

  An Israeli soldier stands on top of a military vehicle as the sun rises in a staging area near the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Israeli aircraft on Tuesday battered the headquarters of the bank Gazaâs Hamas leaders set up to sidestep international sanctions on their rule, as fitful efforts to negotiate an end to a week-old convulsion of violence moved to the highest reaches of diplomacy. The strike on the Islamic National Bank was part of a widening Israeli assault against Gaza militants, meant to quell rocket fire that has abruptly struck deep into Israel's heartland. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will be in Egypt and Israel on Tuesday to try his hand at prodding the two sides to reach a deal. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)