Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he ordered his military to prepare for a possible "significant" expansion of ground operations.
Speaking before a special cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv this evening, he said his instructions for the military were to "be ready for the possibility of a significant expansion" of the ground invasion.
We chose to begin this operation after the other options were exhausted and with the understanding that without the operation the price we will pay can be very high.
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.