Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed his country will not tolerate the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli terrority. He has even threatened to expand operations despite warnings from regional leaders.
Israel has continued its offensive in the Gaza Strip as it seeks to stop rocket fire from militants. More than 2,000 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza.
The death toll in the Gaza Strip is mounting as Israel vows to expand its ground assault in the face of rocket fire from the Palestinian territory. A major attack on a Gaza district has meanwhile claimed many lives.
After being on the receiving end of missile attacks, the Israeli army has started a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip to weaken Hamas - or perhaps destroy it completely. DW looks at the most important questions.
As Israel continues its ground offensive in Gaza, diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire have been stepped up. Both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry were in the region for talks.
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