Israel "should stop raids on Gaza" if it wants to deescalate growing tensions with Palestinians, according to the Palestinian ambassador to the UK
Professor Manuel Hassassian told Good Morning Britain Hamas would stop launching rockets if Israel stopped raids on the Gaza strip, stopped its controversial expansion of settlements and went back to the negotiating table.
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.