The Daily Rundown | November 19, 2012
>>> it is now day six of deadly rocket exchanges between israel and gaza as ban ki-moon is set to arrive in an effort to forge a ceasefire. the negotiations come on the heels of one of the deadliest attacks on sunday when a rocket killed 11 palestinians. the nearly webbing long conflict is the first time the two sides have engaged since the arab spring swept through the region. joining me now ayman and stephanie gosk. what's the latest from there, aym ayman?
>> reporter: right now we'll start with the diplomatic front, if you will. right now there are negotiations taking place in cairo between egypt, egyptian intelligence officials, including senior leaders of the palestinian faction. they are trying to come up with a loose plan. they are still some sticking points whether or not that would be agreed upon but there are positive signs as it has been described by egypt's prime minister in an interview he gave to news agency in cairo. meanwhile, here inside gaza , operations are still ongoing. the israeli air force has carried out dozens of strikes across the gaza strip . palestinian rockets have gone off from gaza into southern israel . there is that incident you referred to yesterday on sunday there was an israeli air strike that targeted one residential building in which 12 people were inside. ten of those from a single family including four children. israel says that house belonged to a leading member of hamas and the campaign over the past several days suggest they are perhaps now targeting the specific homes of some of the leaders in hamas' military wing and political echelon.
>> let's turn to stephanie gosk.
>> reporter: the view here is that they're not going to stop attacking until the rockets stop coming this way. you had more than 40 rockets coming from gaza into southern israel . a lot of the rockets are being stopped by this missile defense system we've been hearing a lot about called iron dome . it's been incredibly successful. it stopped about a third of nearly 1,000 rockets that have come out of gaza , intercepted them. it's interesting because what the system does, it tracks the trajectory of the rocket besides whether or not it's going to hit a population center . and if it is, it is then launched and once it's launched it's having a hit rate of 90%, like hitting a bullet with a bullet. chris?
>> fascinating that iron dome . stephanie ,