Gaza and Israel battle on

Frantic efforts to reach a cease-fire in the 7-day-old Israel-Gaza conflict appeared stalled.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas walk together following a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Clinton will try on Wednesday to wring an elusive truce deal from Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers after earlier efforts to end more than a week of fighting broke down amid a furious spasm of violence. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas walk together following a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Clinton will try on Wednesday to wring an elusive truce deal from Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers after earlier efforts to end more than a week of fighting broke down amid a furious spasm of violence. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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