It is only a few days since the talk was of the prospects for peace and renewed hope for the future of Palestinians.
But for a generation of Palestinian children, things may only be getting worse.
In the streets of Gaza, isolated by the Palestinian government and much of the world, growing numbers of children are being sent out to work.
With around 70 per cent of people in Gaza living below the poverty line, children are being forced to take on the role of provider for their struggling families. Owen Fay reports.