The Prime Minister of Israel,Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country will exert "great force" against Hamas after the militants rejected a truce, the Associated Press have reported.
BREAKING: Netanyahu says Israel will exert "great force" against Hamas after it rejected truce.
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.