Israel bombed more than 50 targets in an aerial attack on the Gaza Strip this morning.
It said the latest round of air strikes - part of a campaign called Operation Protective Edge - was to target Hamas Islamist militants involved in firing rockets at Israel.
Nine people suffered shrapnel injuries in the attacks. The buildings in the target area were believed to have been evacuated beforehand.
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.