At least nine people were injured early this morning as Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials have claimed.
Several airstrikes hit the city of Khan Younis overnight and a separate airstrike hit Gaza City, the officials told the Associated Press.
The Israeli military has said the airstrikes in the Gaza strip are targeting militants involved in firing rockets at 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.