As it happened: Gaza conflict intensifies

Key points

  • Gaza suffers highest death toll and most intense shelling since the launch of Israel's offensive
  • At least 87 Palestinians are said to have been killed on Sunday, 60 in one neighbourhood alone
  • Israel's military confirms the deaths of 13 soldiers overnight after Hamas claims a major attack
  • Gaza militants are continuing to fire rockets into Israel, with one landing in the city of Ashkelon
  • Israel earlier said it had expanded its operation - launched 13 days ago - against Hamas militants
  • All times BST (GMT +1)

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Reporting:

  • Patrick Jackson 
  • Susanna Cooper 
  • Matthew Davis 

Last updated 20 July 2014

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