Diplomatic efforts to end the conflict are continuing both in and outside of the Arab world.
An Israeli delegation is in Cairo to discuss a ceasefire plan. Egypt says it has obtained agreement from Hamas on the broad outlines of a truce. The group, however, says it still has some reservations.
The Tar El Hawa neighbourhood has been the scene of particularly heavy fighting. Red Crescent facilities, a hospital and residential apartment blocks were among the buildings hit by the Israeli bombardment.
Al Jazeera’s correspondent Sherine Tadros has been to see the aftermath and has found yet more evidence of Israel’s apparent use of white phosphorous – a weapon that is illegal to use in civilian areas.