The leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaaql, claims the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has requested a ceasefire. Meshaaql added that he did not want an escalation in the conflict or to draw Israel into a land conflict.
Today's bombing in Tel Aviv is reminiscent of six years ago and could mark a serious escalation in the conflict.
A truce in Gaza suits all sides but none of the groups seem interested in a long-lasting solution.
A complex system of air defences has been instrumental in protecting Israel's population from incoming rockets.