The Secretary-General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon plans to meet both Palestinian and Israeli leaders in the next two days in an attempt to end the escalating violence, according to media reports.
The BBC reports that he will meet the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas as well as the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and president Shimon Peres among others.
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.