Israel's prime minister said he will not cave in to international pressure to stop a military offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Benjamin Netanyahu told a news conference today that Israel will continue the operation, which officials say has killed more than 100 Palestinians, until rocket fire from Gaza ends.
"No international pressure will prevent us from acting with all power," he said.
Netanyahu said he has had "good conversations" with a number of world leaders in recent days, including President Barack Obama and European leaders.
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.