Israeli forces have stopped at least a dozen Hamas gunmen who tunnelled in from the Gaza Strip for an attack, a military source said, adding that there were several Palestinian casualties.
No Israelis were killed in the infiltration near a southern Israeli community, Reuters reported.
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.