Israel, Hamas try; truce elusive

Clinton joins talks; Gaza’s toll tops 135

Posted: November 21, 2012 at 5:31 a.m.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu end a news conference Tuesday in Jerusalem after a late-night meeting on an Israeli-Hamas cease-fire.

Israel and the Hamas militant group edged closer to a cease-fire Tuesday to end a week-long Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, but after a day of furious diplomatic efforts involving the U.S. secretary of state, the U.N. chief and Egypt’s president, a deal remained elusive and attacks persisted from both sides of the border.

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