ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports from Israel:
Israeli ministers say decision to invade gaza actually taken on Tuesday, later in the same day that they'd approved ceasefire
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.