Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview NBC Nightly News said Israel was right to send soldiers into Gaza.
"We have to defend ourselves. We try to do it with a minimum amount of force or with targeting military targets as best as we can. But we'll act to defend ourselves. No country can live like this", he said.
He added: "It's very saddening to see any of these civilian deaths is terribly saddening [...] I can tell that we opened up hospitals, a field hospital, a humanitarian field hospital on the edge of Gaza and Hamas doesn't let the people come there."
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.