– Today’s BBC Reports:
Casualties have been pouring into over-stretched hospitals in the Gaza Strip as Israel presses on with its offensive against Palestinian militant groups.
The Palestinian health ministry said 90 people, mostly civilians and including 26 children, had been killed since Israeli forces went in on Saturday.
Israel says it is targeting militants continuing to fire rockets into Israel.
Intense diplomatic efforts are under way to resolve the crisis but Israel rejected calls for an immediate truce.
US President George W Bush gave his support to Israel’s right to self-defence and blamed the current situation on Hamas militants.
“Instead of caring about the people of Gaza, Hamas decided to use Gaza to launch rockets to kill innocent Israelis,” he said. MORE