Pictures emerged of the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike on a Gaza rehabilitation centre, in which two people were killed, according to Palestinian medics.
Israel pounded Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip for a fifth day, killing nine people including two disabled women according to medics.
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.