Israel tanks have been pictured near the border of Gaza, as ground troops were deployed inside the strip to raid a rocket launching site in the Palestinian territory.
ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports from Israel:
The waiting game. Israeli tanks parked close to gaza border. Will they or won't they? http://t.co/MeJUOZigLr
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.