Shells reportedly fired from an Israeli naval gunboat killed four children - members of the same family - who were playing football on a beach in Gaza today.
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.