Air raid sirens have sounded in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv as television images appeared to show a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip being intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defence system.
The Israeli military claims Hamas militants have fired some 130 rockets into Israel in the past 24 hours.
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.