A Palestinian inspects the damage of the Al-Shalam (Peace) tower, destroyed by an overnight Israeli strike on July 22, 2014.
Lefteris Pitarakis—AP
By TIME Video
July 22, 2014

Attempts to achieve peace between Israel and Gaza remain at a stalemate, with no progress made on a potential ceasefire. The fact that the nations who are trying to broker the peace — Egypt, Qatar, and Turkey — have their own unsettled disputes after the Arab Spring has been slowing negotiations down.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo this week in attempt to encourage cease-fire agreements, but the Israeli military confirming a solider has gone missing in Gaza virtually eliminates the hope of a quick truce.



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