Middle East

In pictures: Gaza conflict intensifies

Smoke rises from the Shejaiya neighbourhood during an Israeli military operation in the east of Gaza City, 20 July 2014
Gaza has come under the most intense shelling since the launch of Israel's offensive earlier this month.
A medic helps a Palestinian in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which was heavily shelled by Israel during fighting, in Gaza City July 20, 2014
Overnight on Saturday at least 50 Palestinians were killed, and many more injured, in the district of Shejaiya.
An Israeli soldier looks through binoculars near the border with Gaza July 20, 2014.
Israel started its operation in Gaza on 8 July, to stop militant rocket attacks.
Israeli tanks are seen along the border with Gaza July 20, 2014
But the operation intensified on Thursday, when Israel launched a ground offensive.
Palestinian medics in the rubble of a home destroyed by an Israeli strike in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Palestinian officials say more than 400 people have been killed in Gaza since the conflict began.
Israeli soldiers evacuate their wounded comrades at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, on 20 July 2014.
At least seven Israelis - including five soldiers - have been killed, and more have been injured.
Rockets fired from Gaza at Israel
Palestinian militant groups continue to fire rockets into Israel
An Israeli army helicopter fires a missile into the Gaza Strip, flying along the border inside southern Israel, during heavy fighting 20 July 2014
And Israel air strikes on targets in Gaza also go on

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