Israeli television has broadcast footage of the Iron Dome defence system intercepting what is claimed to be a rocket fired by Hamas.
Air raid sirens were sounded in the city of Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial centre, which is located roughly 45 miles north of the Gaza Strip.
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.