On the 21st of July The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs issued a statement on the humanitarian situation, that gave the statistics that were behind these statements*.......
The most disturbing thing about this situation is that it currently appears that the Israeli Defence Force is not applying any attempt at discrimination in their attacks in Gaza, and if they are attempting to limit civilian casualties (as is required under the Law of Armed Conflict, and International Humanitarian Law), then they are doing a particularly poor job of it. If their goal is to make Israel a safer place, to reduce the number of terrorist attacks, then how can killing non-combatants such as children assist in that goal? Their actions indicate that they are not interested in the long term aim of peace with their Palestinian neighbours (who they have held in blockade since 2007).
During Operation Protective Edge, Israel has encouraged civilians within Gaza to move to areas away from Hamas installations. This has proven impossible for the people of Gaza for the following reasons :-
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/USG%20Amos_Statement_oPt_16July2014-1.pdf UNOCHA 16 July 2014
http://www.unrwa.org/newsroom/official-statements/commissioner-general-press-briefing-situation-gaza-strip UNRWA 14 July 2014
A good place to read more about the Gaza situation and what is behind it, this piece on “11 Crucial facts to understand the Israel-Gaza crisis” is a good place to start - http://www.vox.com/2014/7/16/5904691/hamas-israel-gaza-11-things?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_name=share-button&utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=article-share-top