Deadliest Day in Gaza Reported For Both

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Sunday was the bloodiest day for both Palestinians and Israelis. 13 Israelis died during the ground operations, and 60 to 87 Palestinians were killed. Most of the Palestinians killed were in the eastern neighborhood of Gaza City called Shejaiya. The Palestinian government said in a statement that the deaths were a “heinous massacre.” Of the 13 Israelis killed, at least two were dual U.S.-Israeli nationals, according to the Times of Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed Israeli ground operations were targeted at militants, but highlighted Hamas' tactic of using human shields. "All civilian casualties are unintended by us, but intended by Hamas. They want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can,” he said. “It's gruesome.”