The United Nations has condemned rocket fire into Israel from Gaza that ended a five hour humanitarian truce, UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman told the UN Security Council.
Mr Feltman said: "Israel has legitimate security concerns, and we condemn the indiscriminate rocket fire from Gaza into Israel that ended yesterday's temporary ceasefire. But we are alarmed by Israel's heavy response."
UN General Secretary is expected to travel to the Middle East on Saturday in a bid to end Israeli, Palestinian hostilities.
Israel has intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats and warned it could "significantly widen" an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater numbers of civilians.
In between the bandages, I could see the soreness of Randa’s skin. Her eyes stare out at a world which has been brutal to her.
An Israeli student has started an online campaign in an attempt to encourage respect between Jews and Arabs.
A BBC Arabic reporter was set upon by an angry Israeli bystander in the middle of a live broadcast on the situation in Gaza.