Hamas is "like al-Qaida" and must be dealt with accordingly, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.
Mr Netanyahu said the international community must hold Hamas to account for rejecting cease-fire offers and continuing its rocket attacks on Israel.
He was speaking alongside UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon as the Palestinian death toll rose beyond 600.
Twenty-seven soldiers are among the 29 Israelis to die in the conflict.
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.