Briefing Why the path to an Israeli-Hamas cease-fire is harder this time

Israel and Hamas have fought and come to an uneasy cease-fire four times in six years. What makes this round of fighting – and truce talks – different?

By , Staff Writer

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Despite calls from US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip doesn't appear imminent. Israel today called up 16,000 fresh reservists and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue fighting until all tunnels from Gaza to Israel are destroyed.