ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent has tweeted:
Blair welcomes ceasefire as change for 'genuine and lasting solution.' Abbas and the Arab league all signed up, he says
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.