Channel Four News Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller has tweeted this image of the fishing beach in Gaza that was reportedly shelled by the Israeli navy, killing four children.
Three shells hit fishermen's beach just next to hotels. At least 2 children wounded and their father. http://t.co/aDpzFoij4y
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.