An Israeli civilian has been killed after being hit by shrapnel from a rocket near a Gaza border crossing, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the first Israeli fatality in more than a week of fighting with Palestinian militants.
BREAKING: Israeli civilian, 37, dies after being hit by rocket shrapnel near Gaza border crossing http://t.co/1Prlp1PGdE
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.