Israel puts Gaza ground offensive on hold

Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Shimon Peres attend the annual memorial ceremony for David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister, in Sde Boker on November 20, 2012 in southern Israel. Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100 with three Israelis also having been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants. (Getty Images)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) attends a press conference with Israeli President Shimon Peres on November 20, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100 with three Israelis also having been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants. (Getty Images)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) meets Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman on November 20, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100 with three Israelis also having been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants. (Getty Images)
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Israeli soldiers stand next to artillery guns as the conflict between Palestine and Gaza enters its seventh day on November 20, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100 with three Israelis also having been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants. (Getty Images)
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Parachute flares illuminate the Gaza Strip for an artillery barrage, hours before a proposed cease fire, on November 20, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. According to reports, Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip have said that an Egyptian brokered ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants is due to begin at midnight local time, but is unclear whether the Israelis have confirmed an agreement. (Getty Images)
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Sapir Hachmon and her boyfriend Ron Vachnish react as they enter her room after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on November 20, 2012 in Beersheba, Israel. Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100 with three Israelis also having been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants. (Getty Images)
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An Israeli woman inspects her house after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on November 20, 2012 in Beersheba, Israel. Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100 with three Israelis also having been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants. (Getty Images)
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Israeli soldiers prepare weapons and vehicles in a deployment area as the conflict between Palestine and Gaza enters its seventh day on November 20, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100 with three Israelis also having been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants. (Getty Images)
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