On a Gaza beach this afternoon, four young boys playing on the sand, became the latest victims of Israel's offensive against Hamas.
They were hit by rockets, apparently fired from the sea by a gunship.
The four died instantly. The oldest was 11.
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.