Middle East

In pictures: Gaza conflict intensifies

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

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