from Al Jazeera:

Israeli ground forces are advancing on Gaza City and facing strong resistance from Palestinian fighters on the 16th day of the assault on the besieged territory.

Medical sources said that 24 Palestinian fighters have been killed in clashes in on Sunday, taking the total number of Palestinian deaths to 879.

Ayman Mohyeldin, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Gaza City, reported that there had been intense fighting and Israeli advances.

Israeli tanks remained positioned on the edge of the city to the north and east, while a column of tanks to the south advanced only to later pull back.