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Middle East s Gaza steps back from brink as UN works for stronger Israel-Hamas deal

It's mostly quiet on the Israel-Gaza front. But there are doubts a return to the status quo ante will deliver the stability residents crave. Are political leaders capable of bolder action?

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

After four months of mortar fire, brush fires, and fears of a wider war between Israel and Hamas, a fragile cease-fire has been taking hold along the Gaza-Israel frontier over the last few days.

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