The death toll has climbed higher in Gaza after 18 more people were killed today, bringing the total to 160 people and making many more homeless.
Determined to stop the rockets by Hamas, Israel has been relentless in its attacks, with the Israeli prime minister warning that it could be a long campaign.
ITV News' Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports:
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.