Protection of Civilians Update 20 November 2012
As of 13.00 hrs today, since the beginning of hostilities on 14 November, 70 Palestinian civilians, including 23 children and 12 women, have been killed.
Three Israeli civilians have been killed and 169 are reported injured, the vast majority civilians.
The targeting by the Israeli military of residential properties in Gaza continues, resulting in increasing civilian casualties.
The indiscriminate rocket firing from Gaza at Israeli residential areas today resulted in an increase in the number of directly hit homes, civilian injuries and displaced people.
While intensive negotiations to broker a ceasefire intensify, Gaza civilians are leaving their homes in increasing numbers to find refuge following warnings from the Israeli Defence Forces.
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