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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Gaza Strip fighting defies diplomatic solutions big and small
Gaza Strip fighting defies diplomatic solutions big and small

Diplomats searching for a way to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip have been working on two possible solutions: a bare-bones deal that offers Israel and Hamas little but a halt to fighting, and a more ambitious agreement that would try to meet some of each side's longer-term goals. Neither approach seems to be working. The "less for less" plan, the core of a proposal floated by Egypt in the first days of the conflict, worked in past conflicts, including the 2012 battle between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that controls Gaza, because it gave each side a way to disengage without rewarding the other. This time, however, both sides want to keep fighting....

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