Israeli forces say they were met with heavy resistance from Hamas when they pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip.
Mass casualties have been reported in the Shejaia district in north-east Gaza after an Israeli air strike.
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 use of disproportionate force to cause civilian terror in Gaza contravenes the laws governing armed conflict, writes Raji Sourani.
The latest outburst of aggression in the intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine inflames emotions everywhere.
The ethical boundaries are constantly shifting for Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and Gaza.
Journalists in Gaza City watched in horror as the Israelis killed what were clearly young boys.
People in Gaza want the attacks to be over - but "we should finish with a strong resistance".
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.
Violence has escalated in the Gaza Strip over the past week, with nearly 200 reported dead. We take a look at the timeline of events.
Israel has resumed air strikes on Gaza following Hamas's rejection of an Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire.
SABC reports say the international relations minister will call Arthur Lenk to explain Israel's bombing of the Gaza strip.
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.
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.
Brutalised civilians recall the horrific toll of the last Israeli invasion and fear it will happen again.