Israeli tanks have shelled Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip this morning, a military spokesman said.
The Israeli army claimed the offensive was launched after militants fired rockets from Shejaia and built tunnels and command centres there.
The army said it had warned civilians to leave two days earlier.
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.