Gaza: 'At least 27 Palestinians dead' since midnight

At least 27 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since midnight, the region's health ministry has claimed.

Officials said around 200 were wounded in the same period as Israel launched ground assaults on the strip and continued rocket fire.

The overall death toll is now 267 with around 2,000 wounded, the ministry claims.

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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.