US Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push on to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, but senior US officials acknowledged this would be difficult.
After meeting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Mr Kerry told reporters that the US would provide $47 million in humanitarian aid to help Gaza residents.
We're deeply concerned about the consequences of Israel's appropriate and legitimate effort to defend itself. No country can stand by when rockets are attacking it.
But always, in any kind of conflict, there is a concern about civilians - about children, women, communities that are caught in it.
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.