The Israeli military has said that the Jewish state has been targeted by at least 16 rockets that it claims were fired in the last hour by Hamas "terrorists".
It said that its defence system Iron Dome managed to intercept five of the rockets.
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.