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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Gaza: Pictures show aftermath of Israel offensive

New pictures show devastation in Gaza following the first night of Israel's ground offensive in the region.

A woman cries after bodies are wheeled past on stretchers. Credit: Reuters

Palestinian health officials said 23 Palestinians had been killed since Israel launched its ground offensive against the densely-populated strip.

A man holds the remains of a missile that struck a nearby building. Credit: Reuters

In all, 251 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed since the fighting began on July 8, Israel bombarding Gaza while Hamas launched rockets against Israel.

A building is shown destroying following fire. Credit: Reuters

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