Israel's President Shimon Peres has said stopping the bloodshed in the region is in the hands of the Palestinians.
"Obviously we weren't interested in any wars," Peres said after visiting the families of Israeli soldiers killed over the weekend.
Peres told reporters: "We don't consider the people of Gaza as our enemies, but it's a brutal attack without a reason and without a purpose.
"I know, I saw also the pictures which are coming from Gaza. They are terrible. But one that can stop them are the people themselves, are the people of Gaza, are the terrorists."
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.