Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his military to 'intensify even further' its assault on the Gaza strip.
Rockets fired from the Palestinian group Hamas are reaching ever deeper into Israel, hitting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Hadera - 60 miles from the Gaza strip.
ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports
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.