In the past 48 hours across Gaza, Israeli airstrikes have killed 19 Palestinians, and injured 30 others.

In 2 seperate Drone attacks this morning, a 12 year old boy was killed in Jabalia, and in Gaza city, a 60 year old man also died.

Earlier this morning, in the Al Zaytoon area in eastern Gaza. 2 others were injured in the latest airstike to hit Gaza today. In the attack, Ahmad Deeb Salem was killed. Only 2 days ago he was married.

Israeli air raids killed at least one person and injured 2 others in Rafah in the south of the Gaza strip earlier on Saturday. Their motorcycle was hit by a missile fired from a drone.

The latest deaths came as Israeli drones fired missiles in Khan Younis killing Mansour Abu Nusaira and Hussein Hamad earlier this morning.

Israeli troops have opened fire at the funeral procession of some of those killed last night. 4 people have been shot and injured at the cemetery.

Last night Israeli warplanes hit the Palestinian legislative council, and 3 people were killed in this attack...

16 people have been killed, and over 20 injured so far in a series of air strikes. Many sites and places have been targeted throughout the Gaza strip.

In an air raid in central Gaza city last night, missiles hit a garage in Yarmouk Street. 4 people have been injured in this attack.

Another aid raid targeted a house in northern Gaza.

A statement from EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the bloc "is following with concern the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and in the south of Israel".

"I very much deplore the loss of civilian life. It is essential to avoid further escalation and I urge all sides to re-establish calm."

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned the rockets fired towards Israel from the Gaza Strip in retaliation to the murders.

Clinton said in a meeting with Opposition leader Tzipi Livni in New York that "Israel has the right to defend itself".

France also called for restraint and a return to calm in a statement issued by foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero.

Paris was "greatly concerned by the new episode of violence in Gaza and southern Israel," especially as civilians were at risk, the statement said.

"We condemn the firing of rockets and the humanitarian consequences of this violence and deplore the civilian casualties," it added.

Egypt on Saturday condemned the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to immediately end the air strikes that have claimed the lives of at least 15 Palestinians since Friday.

Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said "Egypt is deeply alarmed" by the Israeli attacks and demands that they immediately stop

Yesterday afternoon, an Israeli F16 airstrike on a car in the Tal el hawa district resulted in the death of 2 Palestinians, and left one critically injured. One of those murdered was Mahmoud Hanani, who was one of the 1,000 people freed in the recent prisoner swap. Mahmoud was 44 and was the secretary general of the Palestinian Resistance Committee.

Names of the 16 Palestinians killed Gazans so far in the latest attacks:

Zuhair Al-Qaysi, 49 years old and his son in law Mahmoud Hanani 44 years old.
Yahya Dahshan 27,
Mohammad Haraha, 24
Obid Al-Gharabliu, 22
Hazem Qureqi, 22
Shadi Seeqali, 27.
Fayeq Sameer, 28
Motasem Hajjaj, 22
Ahmad Hajjaj, 22
Moahamd Al-Mogari, 25.
Mahmoud Nejam, 22
Moahamamd Al-Ghamri, 26
Hussain Barham, 51
Kamala Nusirah, 21
Mahdi Abu Shawish, 24