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Gaza death toll tops 156 and most are civilians

More than 156 Palestinians have been killed during the last five days of fighting with the Israelis. Most of these are civilians and include women and children.

Tear gas fired in West Bank to disperse protesters

Israeli border police have fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem, West Bank.

The clashes took place as Israel continued a week-long offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza.

Health officials have said Israeli air strikes have killed 180 Palestinians and wounded 1,390, most of them civilians, in the densely populated enclave.

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