UN school in Gaza hit by shelling for second time

A United Nations school sheltering people who have fled Israeli airstrikes in Gaza has been hit by shelling from Israeli shelling, the UN said.

Fighting has now been raging for 16 days and has left more than 650 dead.

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Scores of Palestinians flee Khan Younis

Long lines of Palestinians are fleeing Israeli strikes in Gaza's Khan Younis area, with many walking away with belongings and no where to go.

Khan Younis is one of the main focal points of Israel's recent missile assaults, but residents have said it is only civilian homes that are being hit.

A family sit on a wagon to try and leave the Khan Younis region. Credit: Reuters
A elderly woman is pushed along in wheelchair in Khan Younis. Credit: Reuters

The children caught-up in the Middle East conflict

The Middle East conflict has left children in Gaza with serious injuries as both sides continue attacking one another.

The conflict has seen children on both sides injured and killed. Credit: ITV News / Sean Swan

The children pictured are just two of those being treated at Khan Yunis Hospital, Gaza.

This young boy is being treated at Khan Yunis Hospital in Gaza. Credit: ITV News / Sean Swan

ITV News also met three-year-old Randa Al Shaer - who is not pictured because of the severity of her injuries - who suffered third degree burns and lost both her mother and grandfather in an Israeli airstrike.

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Israel 'hopes' American carriers will reopen flights

Ultra-Ortodox Jewish men stand at the departure board at Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Avi Credit: REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Israel has rejected the decision to bar flights to its Ben Gurion airport stating that they are "safe and secure."

In an interview on MSNBC, Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev said he hopes American carriers will fly to Israel soon after continued fighting and rocket attacks in the region.

John Kerry meets with President Abbas in Jerusalem

The US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Palestinian Authority president Abbas in Jerusalem for peace talks aimed at ending the deadly violence in Gaza.

Read: One child killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days

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Israeli military defend shelling Wafa hospital in Gaza

The Israeli military have defended the bombing of Wafa Hospital in Gaza, saying it was used as a launching site for rockets fired by Hamas into Israel.

Watch: Shells land on Wafa Hospital in Gaza

The bombing of the hospital, along with other attacks on civilian targets, has been criticised by the United Nations, who said it could amount to war crimes.

Kerry offers condolences to US citizens killed in Gaza

The US Secretary of State John Kerry, currently in Tel Aviv for talks aimed at ending the deadly violence in Gaza, offered his condolences to the families of Max Steinberg and Sean Carmeli, two US citizens killed taking part in the military offensive against Gaza.

Kerry: 'Steps forward' in Israel-Gaza peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry said some progress has been made in efforts to end the 16 days of violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

US Secretary of State John Kerry with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Credit: Reuters

Shortly after arriving in Jerusalem this morning for a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said:

We have certainly made some steps forward. There is still work to be done.

– John Kerry
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