The Israeli army has stepped up its airstrike campaign on the Gaza strip, killing at least 14 people today, the Associated Press has reported.
Israel's defence minister Moshe Yaalon said the strikes will continue:
"The operation against Hamas will expand in the coming days, and the price the organisation will pay will be very high."
The total number of people killed since the offensive began yesterday now stands at 41, according to the AP.
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.