Israeli strikes in central Gaza city are "intensifying", according to reports.
NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel tweeted:
Bombardments in central gaza city intensifying.
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.