The UN is wary that a full-scale war may erupt following the escalated deadly exchange of fire between Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli military.
Palestinian militants have fired more than 1,000 rockets within 38 hours as Israel has reverted with airstrikes bringing down two tower blocks in Gaza.
Meanwhile the city of Lod has been put under a state of emergency. Israel’s military says it is targeting militants in Gaza in response to rocket attacks on Jerusalem and other areas.
Cars were set alight and 12 people were reported injured in clashes. Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets deep into Israel, while Israel carried out heavy airstrikes on Gaza.