US joins mounting effort for Israel-Hamas truce ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Oded Balilty/AP The bus exploded about noon on one of the coastal city’s busiest arteries, near the Tel Aviv museum and across from an entrance to Israel’s national defense headquarters. MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS Smoke rose over Gaza City Tuesday night after an apparent Israeli air strike on the deadliest day of the fighting. SAID KHATIB/POOL/REUTERS Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby (third left) met with Hamas’s Atallah Abu Sibah (right) in Gaza. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Jerusalem. NIR ELIAS/REUTERS An Israeli worker was lifted by a crane to survey a building damaged by rocket fire in Rishon LeZion. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images A rocket was launched from Gaza toward Israel Tuesday night. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/reuters Smoke rose from what witnesses said was an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, in southern Gaza. epa Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Jerusalem. Nir Elias/Reuters Rescue workers were at the scene of a building damaged by a rocket near Tel Aviv. epa UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, spoke with Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil in Cairo. MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/Getty Images A Palestinian ran from tear gas fired by Israeli forces in Bethlehem in the West Bank.