The Israeli army has intensified its offensive on the Gaza strip, striking Hamas sites and killing more people on the second day of its military operation.
Since the offensive began yesterday Israel has attacked more than 400 sites, killing at least 32 people. Five of those killed are children, hospital officials said.
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.