The Israeli military has said that a second attack today on the Gaza Strip that killed six and wounded 25 was in response to a retaliatory air strike by Hamas and that it was targeting one of the militant group's "senior terrorists."
In response to rocket fire at Israel, IDF aircraft struck Muhammad Sha'aban, a senior #Hamas terrorist
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.