Over 200 people have been killed in the attacks.
The African Union Commission, AUC, Chairperson, Nkosazana Zuma, has called for a cessation of hostilities by Israel and Palestine.
Ms. Zuma urged the UN Security Council to do its utmost to restore peace in the region.
This was disclosed in a statement to journalists on Thursday.
She deplored the attacks against the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip that led to more than 200 people being killed and over 1,500 people more injured.
“The civilians in Gaza continue to suffer from these attacks and intensified restriction of movement. These attacks have ruined Gaza’s infrastructure and electricity cables, demolished houses, schools and hospitals in addition to seriously polluting the environment,” she said.
The AUC Chairperson also urged all Palestinian parties to stop attacks from Gaza against Israel, including rocket bombing and border attacks.
“She calls upon the parties to end all forms of aggression, for the removal of all blockades against Gaza and on all to work towards creating an atmosphere conducive to peaceful negotiations,” the statement said.