Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 18:32
Gaza conflict: Obama warns Israel amid rising death toll
US President Barack Obama has backed Israeli's right to self-defence, but warned against escalation in Gaza.
Speaking to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he underlined his support for Israel's right to defend itself against Palestinian militants.
But he said he was "deeply concerned" about civilian losses, with the Palestinian death toll now over 300.
15 Palestinians were reported killed in two incidents this morning, including a family of 8.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will arrive in the region to try to mediate between Israel and Hamas.
Israel ambassador to the UN said that Israel was left with no choice as Hamas was using ambulances filled with children to move their terrorists around Gaza.