Israel and Hamas: Will they ever find lasting peace?


Dramatic scenes from Israel's almost non-stop bombardment this summer of the Gaza Strip has gripped the world and has split the opinions of millions.

Deadly airstrikes, civil unrest, alleged kidnappings, numerous truce talks with Hamas and failed attempts at holding cease-fires - all lending themselves to heated discussions around the globe and right here on AOL.

You, the readers, asked for a more complete look at the events unfolding half a world away. This interactive timeline is our attempt at satiating that thirst for coverage.

Is there any end in sight? Will there ever be an end to hostilities?

Tell us what you think in the comments or by taking our poll below.

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