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Diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Gaza appear to be bearing little fruit as the fighting in Gaza dragged into its 20th day Thursday.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Tel Aviv, Israel Thursday, as fresh fighting set ablaze part of a U.N. relief agency's central storehouse for humanitarian aid in the impoverished territory.

Ban, who has repeatedly called for the fighting to end, is in the region for several days of talks with leaders. Read full article »

CNN's Michal Zippori and Talal Abu Rahmi contributed to this report.

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