Israel has launched a ground offensive in Gaza, aimed at curbing militant rocket attacks into Israeli territory. It follows more than a week of intensive air strikes which have targeted Hamas safehouses in the area.
Gaza hospital struggles to cope with casualties – 04 Jan 09
According to the United Nations, at least 507 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 2,400 injured since Israel began its offensive in Gaza. A quarter of those killed are civilians.
Hospitals are at breaking point, families devastated, people are being forced from their homes.
Al Jazeera is the only international broadcaster with a presence in Gaza.
Sherine Tadros reports from the epicentre of Gaza’s struggle to survive – its main hospital.