Israeli officials claim that the military operation is not targeting civilians and that there is no humanitarian crisis.
Despite Israeli statements, fears of a humanitarian crisis are growing. The United Nations Food Program has reportedly suspended operations in northern Gaza where nearly 250,000 people are without electricity. Reports indicate that nearly 70 percent of the 1.5 million residents of Gaza are now without water. Hospitals are struggling to cope with the rising casualties and running on fuel-powered generators, even as fuel supplies threaten to run out.
Christopher Gunness, spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa), on the line from Gaza.
Meagan Buren, Senior Advisor to the Israel Project, a pro-Israeli group in Washington, DC and Jerusalem.LISTEN ONLINE