Middle East

In pictures: Gaza conflict intensifies

Image caption Gaza has come under the most intense shelling since the launch of Israel's offensive earlier this month.
Image caption Overnight on Saturday at least 50 Palestinians were killed, and many more injured, in the district of Shejaiya.
Image caption Israel started its operation in Gaza on 8 July, to stop militant rocket attacks.
Image caption But the operation intensified on Thursday, when Israel launched a ground offensive.
Image caption Palestinian officials say more than 400 people have been killed in Gaza since the conflict began.
Image caption At least seven Israelis - including five soldiers - have been killed, and more have been injured.
Image caption Palestinian militant groups continue to fire rockets into Israel
Image caption And Israel air strikes on targets in Gaza also go on

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