Israel and Palestine exchange fire in a significant escalation in Gaza.

Islamic Jihad delegation is scheduled to visit the site later Saturday . The group has said Israel is keen on a larger conflict in Gaza .

Gaza is a stateless region in the United Arab world.Israeli officials said Saturday that the Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed 12 people, including a five-year-old girl, and that an Islamic Jihad delegation was scheduled to visit the site later Saturday, according to Egyptian officials.The group, which is allied with Hamas but often acts alone, has said that Israel is keen on a larger conflict in Gaza, including the massacre of Baha Abu al-Ata, a Jabar Hamas did not join the fray in the incident, but it may now face resistance from others to restore order in Gaza, according to the health ministry.The five-year-old girl, Alaa Kaddum, was killed in Gaza on Friday when Israel announced the detention of 19 people in the occupied West Bank, according to Israel's military spokesman Richard Hecht.