Gaza's police headquarters have been completely demolished in the latest rocket attacks by Israel.
Police chief Tayseer Al-Batsh is said to be in a 'critical condition' and 18 members of his family are thought to have died in the blasts.
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.