President Barack Obama has condemned the latest fighting between Israelis and Palestinians, saying that "further escalation benefits no one" and that the US will continue to do everything to return to the 2012 ceasefire.
US President Barack Obama was speaking at a dinner in the White House to mark Ramadan.
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.