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Israeli soldiers work on their a tanks in a staging ground near the border with Gaza Strip, southern Israel, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Fierce clashes between Israeli forces and Gaza militants are continuing for the third day.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israel started drafting 16,000 reserve troops on Friday as Egypt's prime minister visited the Gaza Strip to show support for Palestinians amid a cross-border conflict with Hamas militants that risks spiraling into an all-out war.
NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin is in Gaza, where a temporary cease-fire declared by Israel at Egypt's request collapsed after both sides accused the other of violating it. Earlier today Ayman answered questions from our online audience about the Israel-Gaza conflict. Please click on the box below to read a transcript.