Around 30 people were wounded in airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. The targeting of big buildings appears to be part of a new military tactic by Israel.
Following news of a new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the UN secretary general has urged the two sides to work towards a longer-term truce.
As the conflict in the Gaza Strip continues to spiral, these images highlight what life is like for children on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide.
Israeli forces say they were met with heavy resistance from Hamas when they pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip.
While criticising the Israeli defence force and Hamas, President Jacob Zuma says the ANC will go "back to basics" through its Imvuselelo campaign.
The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has called for Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk to leave the country amid unrest in Gaza.
Israel's right to guarantee the safety of its citizens cannot justify its grossly disproportionate response to Hamas rockets.
This week, Julius Malema’s party turns one, Israel does what it wants and democracy gets stifled.
Israel has resumed air strikes on Gaza following Hamas's rejection of an Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire.
Hordes of Gazans have fled their homes following Israel warning that it would "strike with might" against what it says are rocket-launching sites.
The clashes broke during a ground operation on Gaza's coast by Israeli commandos- the first ground assault since the offensive against Hamas began.
The United Nations Security Council has called for a ceasefire in hostilities as Western ministers make plans to discuss the conflict at Iran talks.
Both Israeli and Hamas forces have ruled out an end to hostilities as the death toll from fighting in Gaza climbs to more than 100.
Israel's Iron Dome air defence system is designed to intercept rockets fired by Hamas from up to 69km away in Gaza.
Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 20 people on the third day of a military operation, including four women and four children.
An Israeli operation against Gaza militants has killed 28 people and wounded more than 150 in the deadliest day of violence since 2012.
The South African government has called on the kidnappers of three Israeli teenagers to release them.
The former Israeli general and prime minister has died after suffering a stroke and spending the past eight years in a coma.
Judicial sources have revealed that Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi, alongside some Hamas members, will go on trial on January 28.