Israeli Troops Continue To Gather On Border As International Ceasefire Efforts Intensify


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Palestinian... News PhotoCity,Conflict,Diplomacy,Hand,Handshake,Hillary Clinton,Horizontal,Israel-Palestine Conflict,Mahmoud Abbas,Meeting,Middle East,Palestinian,Politics,President,Ramallah,Secretary Of State,Smiling,USA,Visit,War,West BankPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPUS Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) shakes hands with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas during their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 21, 2012. Fighting raged on both sides of Gaza's borders despite intensified efforts across the region to thrash out a truce to end a week of violence that has cost 136 Palestinian and five Israeli lives. Diplomatic efforts have involved US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi but a deal to end Israel's offensive on rocket-firing militants in the Gaza Strip remains elusive. AFP PHOTO/POOL/ALAA BADARNEH (Photo credit should read ALAA BADARNEH/AFP/Getty Images)