The Israel Defence Force says more than 500 rockets have been fired at Israel by Palestinian "terrorists" in the past four days.
Over 500. That's how many rockets Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired at Israel since the start of Operation Protective Edge on July 8.
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.