Health official: At least 100 Palestinians died today

At least 100 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes and shelling today, a Palestinian health official claimed.

Smoke rises in the central Gaza Strip this morning. Credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The Palestinian death toll in more than three weeks of unrest has surpassed 1,100, Ashraf al-Kidra added.

Israel has said 53 of its soldiers and two civilians have died in total.