More than 1-hundred-twenty people have been killed in Gaza after days of Israeli airstrikes on Palestinian targets inside the territory.
Militants have been launching their own rocket attacks on Israel and despite intensifying international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire the fighting goes on.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will resist foreign pressure to halt its operations and is exploring its military options.
The U.S. has affirmed Israel's right to defend itself, but has expressed concern about the risk of further escalation.
The UN estimates that three-quarters of the people killed in Gaza so far have been civilians.