Within a few hours, a planned three-day ceasefire broke down in the Middle East as rockets flew, battles raged, and an Israeli soldier was captured.

+ The situation is already bad. Did we just reach the tipping point where it completely comes off the rails?

+ “In 15 years of covering conflict around the world, I can’t recall another seven-day period when there were as many acts of war and terrorism, in as many places, as we’ve seen this week.” In Quartz, Bobby Ghosh provides an overview of the horrors that haven’t topped the news.