Militant group Hamas have declared they will seek revenge on Israel for the death of seven of its members in an airstrike.
Hamas warned "the enemy will pay a tremendous price," referring to Israel.
It's been an emotionally exhausting day in Israel and Gaza as hopes for peace were raised then dashed then raised then dashed again.
In the court of international opinion, this is how Israel wins a battle and still manages to lose the war.
Until the Israelis and the Palestinians find a way of resolving the underlining conflict this will not be more than a pause.