At least six people were killed in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip early this morning, AP reported, citing local hospital officials.
Yesterday Israel launched its largest offensive in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault.
Hamas militants have reportedly fired around 160 rockets at Israel, while Israel claims to have attacked more than 150 sites across Gaza.
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.