At least 160 people including 30 children have been killed during the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas militants according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
They said around 135 civilians had been caught in the crossfire during the six-days of warfare and more than 1,000 people have been hurt.
No one has been killed by the more than 800 rockets Israel says have been fired since the offensive began.
Lacking guidance systems, many of the rockets have fallen wide while others have been shot down by Israel's Iron Dome interceptors.
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.