More than 1,300 Palestinians have been killed in the 22-day offensive, many of them woman and children, and 5,340 injured. Thirteen Israelis, including 10 soldiers and three civilians, have been killed in the same period.
The UN says more than 50,000 have been left homeless in Gaza following Israeli attacks, and 400,000 have no water. Entire neighborhoods have been leveled by Israeli airstrikes and bodies are still being recovered.
Meanwhile Human rights group Amnesty International has accused Israel of war crimes, saying its use of white phosphorus in Gaza was indiscriminate and illegal.
Medics working in the Gaza Strip have condemned Israel's use of suspected "new weapons" that inflict horrific injuries they say most surgeons will not have seen before.