Israel responds to Hamas strikes; more than 1,100 people are killed

On Sunday, Israel attacked the Palestinian enclave of Gaza and killed hundreds of people. This was in response to an attack by the Islamist group Hamas that killed 700 Israelis and took dozens more hostage.

The attack by Hamas fighters on Israeli towns on Saturday was the bloodiest of its kind since Egypt and Syria attacked during the Yom Kippur war fifty years ago. It has caused fears of another conflagration in the never-ending conflict.