The United Nations Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting on Gaza later today, diplomats said.
The talks, requested by Jordan, come as Israel rolled tanks and soldiers into Gaza as strikes from the air and sea continued.
In Rafah today, five Palestinians were killed by tank shelling, including a two-year-old boy.
So far the airstrikes have killed more than 260 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,000, health officials say.
In Israel, one civilian has died and several others have been wounded.
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.