Cease-fire efforts troubled as Israel, Hamas hold out for bigger gains in Gaza war

  • by: KARIN LAUB , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 27, 2014 - 5:35 PM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas are holding out for bigger gains in the Gaza war, helping explain the failure of the world's most influential diplomats to broker even a precursor to a lasting cease-fire.

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