It’s in everyone’s interest to resolve what’s going on in the Middle East, especially the 1.7 million residents of Gaza who are trapped in their homes as shelling and air strikes continue. Israel has been targeting a building believed to be inhabited by Hamas militants and their media center, which apparently houses other Gaza Strip media outlets as well.

On Sunday, horrendous images of dead children being carried out of a home occupied by one high ranking Hamas militant made it clear innocent civilians are at risk if this does not end soon. Emily Rooney spoke with retired ambassador Nicholas Burns, former U.S. Under Secretary of State and professor of diplomacy and international politics at the Kennedy School of Government.