Memorable World Moments of 2012
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Fighting between Israel and Hamas escalated to the brink of a possible ground war in mid-November. Al Arabiya’s Hisham Melham and the University of Haifa’s Dan Schueftan talk about what happened and what the U.S. role should be
. The two sides later agree to a cease-fire. Hamas militants speak to the media in this photo.
From the sinking of the Italian cruise liner to Egypt's first free presidential vote in decades, we take a look back at some of the top international events of 2012