The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said Hamas fired a single rocket towards Ashkelon in the morning hours, without casualties or damage, to which it responded by shelling "the source of the rocket fire in Beit Lahia".
That figure on the Palestinian side was reduced by 30 overnight by the Gaza Health Ministry, which said a number of people had been reunited with family-members feared missing.
If there were hopes that a form of peace could be wrought by the UN's firm statement on Monday morning, though, they were challenged by both the Israelis and Palestinian representatives at the council meeting.
The Palestinian UN ambassador, Riyad Mansour, criticised the Council for not adopting a strong and legally-binding resolution demanding an immediate halt to Israel's "aggression", providing the Palestinian people with protection and lifting the siege in the Gaza Strip so goods and people can move freely.
Israel's UN ambassador, Ron Prosor, said the presidential statement didn't mention Hamas or the firing of rockets into Israel or Israel's right to defend itself.