The United Nation's is raising questions about the legality of Israeli airstrikes, claiming that they may violate international laws on the targeting of civilians.
The Palestinian death toll in the violence between Hamas and Israel surpassed 100 on Friday, with dozens more killed overnight in rocket attacks in Gaza. There have also been reports of additional rockets entering Israel from neighboring Lebanon, likely launched by Palestinian militants and radicals.
"We have received deeply disturbing reports that many of the civilian casualties, including of children, occurred as a result of strikes on homes," Navi Pillay, the United Nation's high commissioner for human rights said on Friday. "Such reports raise serious doubt about whether the Israeli strikes have been in accordance with international humanitarian law and international human rights law," she added.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back against critics Friday.
"No international pressure will prevent us from acting with all power," he said.
The Israeli military claims they have hit more than 1,100 targets in Gaza with attacks on enemy rocket-launching sites coming on average every five minutes. They also claim that the Israeli missile defense system, "Iron Drone" has shot down 118 incoming rockets from Gaza, which has launched over 550 rockets at Israel.