Israeli rockets have been fired into Gaza as the Israeli military launched a ground offensive in the region.
Gaza residents reported heavy shelling in areas, while explosions lit the sky as aerial strikes continued.
Palestinian officials say 235 Palestinians have been killed since Israeli forces began their operation 10 days ago.
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.