Horror of war leaves little Shayma (4) without mum
Published 15/07/2014 | 02:30
Four out of every five Palestinians killed during Israel's ongoing military offensive in Gaza have been civilians, including dozens of women and children, the United Nations revealed.
Pressure intensified for a ceasefire as the latest death toll climbed to 172.
Shayma al-Masri (4), pictured at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, lost her mother, a 17-year-old brother and a 14-year-old sister when two missiles struck as the family walked in their neighbourhood.
The girl, who has shrapnel injuries to her upper body, is left with her father and three brothers.