Barack Obama has warned Israel of the "risks of further escalation" in Gaza.
The US President said he had spoken to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to outline his support for Israel defending itself but did raise concerns about the loss of civilian lives in the region.
"We are hopeful that Israel will continue to approach this process in a way that minimises civilian casualties," Obama told reporters.
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.