Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for an end to the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the lifting of the blockade.
During nuclear talks in Austria, Mr Zarif said that the Iranian president made it "very clear" in asking the international community to stop "Israeli aggression against the defenceless people of Gaza".
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.