Hundreds of families have abandoned their homes in Gaza and taken shelter at schools after heeding warnings from the Israeli armed forces that more bombing is likely to take place.
One resident told ITV News that she left after three of her neighbours homes were blown up.
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.