Israeli officials have called for the following conditions to be met before considering a ceasefire in Gaza, according to the BBC:
- No hostile fire of any kind to come from Gaza into Israel including smalls arms fire at Israeli troops near the border
- Hamas fighters must be stopped from travelling to the Sinai to carry out attacks against Israel at the Sinai/Israel border
- Hamas must not be able to re-arm. International and regional actors, including Egypt, needed for this
- A ceasefire must not be a "time-out" for Hamas but must be an extended period of quiet for southern Israel.
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.