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Map: Gaza offensive - Week Two

Israeli forces are conducting an offensive against Hamas in Gaza by land, sea and air, while Palestinian rockets continue to hit Israel. This map details the latest major developments.

Map of attacks in and around Gaza

TUESDAY 6 JANUARY
Gaza Strip: Fighting along length of coastal enclave as Israel's ground assault enters its fourth day. Israeli forces reportedly widen their attacks to include Khan Younis in the south, after heavy fighting on the edges of the Deir al-Balah refugee camp in central Gaza.

Gaza City: Heavy fighting between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants on the outskirts of a northern district, where pre-dawn skies were lit up by flares as helicopter gunships pounded militant positions.

Rafah: Reports of an Israeli air raid on the main crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

Northern Gaza: At least 18 Palestinians killed. Three Israeli soldiers killed by fire from Israeli tank. At least three Palestinians killed when an Israeli air strike hits a UN school. Others killed as Israeli shell-fire and air strikes hit the Gaza coast and the northern Jabaliya refugee camp.

Israel says at least 130 Palestinian fighters have been killed since the start of the ground offensive on 27 December. Eight Israelis and more than 560 Palestinian civilians have died. The Red Cross describes situation in Gaza as "full-blown" humanitarian crisis.

MONDAY 5 JANUARY
Gaza Strip: The Israeli army says it has hit 40 targets, including several tunnels and the homes of a number of Hamas officials. Hospitals say they are overwhelmed by casualties, mostly civilians including women and children.

Ground forces enter the edges of the urban area of Beit Lahiya.

Gaza City: Heavy clashes are reported east of the city, and hundreds of people head further into the city centre to escape the fighting. A BBC producer in the city's main hospital says he has seen 900 people being treated there. Doctors say they are running short of vital medical supplies.

SUNDAY 4 JANUARY
Gaza Strip: Witnesses report clashes around the towns of Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahiya and Jabaliya refugee camp. Witnesses also report Israeli troops in the Zeitoun area, and that the main north-south road is blocked. Israeli troops take control of the site of the former Jewish settlement of Netzarim.


Gaza City: Many civilians killed when shells fall near a school and a market, Palestinian sources say.

Beit Lahiya: Twelve civilians killed by a tank shell, witnesses say.

South Israel: At least 25 short-range rockets fired, mainly on Sderot, Netivot and other towns near the Gaza border. One woman is slightly injured in Sderot.



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