Local people and emergency services have been sifting through the wreckage of a house destroyed in an air strike by the Israeli military on Gaza.
The Palestinian Authority says the strike, which reportedly targeted the house of a Hamas member, left six people dead and 25 injured.
The Israeli military said the strike was a response to rocket fire from Hamas militants on targets in southern 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.