In 2008-2009, Israeli soldiers launched a 22-day military operation in Gaza, dubbed Operation Cast Lead. About 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed in the offensive.
In November 2012, the Israeli military bombarded the Gaza Strip with air strikes for eight days. Known as Operation Pillar of Defence, the strikes killed 171 Palestinians, including more than 100 civilians.
In 2014 Operation Protective Edge, was the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
The overwhelming majority of those killed were Palestinians.
The UN says at least 2,104 Palestinian died, including 1,462 civilians, of whom 495 were children and 253 women.
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