The Gaza Strip is experiencing a high death toll and dire conditions for civilians, leading to calls for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. Negotiations for a temporary cease-fire are ongoing, with drafts agreements falling through. Displaced Palestinian families in Gaza are living in squalid conditions, lacking food and water. Meanwhile, Israeli families are waiting for the release of their loved ones held hostage by Hamas. There is uncertainty about the fate of the hostages, and their families are demanding action to bring them back. The cease-fire negotiations may be impacted by potential involvement from other Iran-backed groups.