Haniyeh asks US to get Israel to end Gaza violence

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh called Monday on the United States to pressure Israel to stop its nearly month-old offensive in the Gaza Strip. "All that we ask the American administration is to take a moral stance toward the Palestinian people, and the Palestinian suffering and to bear its responsibility as a superpower in this world," he told The Associated Press in an interview. He called on America "to restrain the Israeli aggression and stop it." Haniyeh spoke as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled to the region to discuss Israel's other fight with Hizbullah guerrillas in Lebanon.