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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Thousands protest in London over war in Gaza

Thousands of people took to the streets to protests against the conflict in Gaza. Credit: PA

Thousands of protesters gathered in London today to call for an end to Israeli military action in Gaza and "justice and freedom" for Palestine.

Up to 15,000 people marched through the capital from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington after it emerged more than 300 people have now been killed in the conflict.

More than 300 people are now thought to have been killed since the conflict began on July 8. Credit: PA

It was peaceful but one organiser said 10 people had fainted in the crowd, perhaps due to the sweltering heat.

Sarah Colborne, director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said: "London has already shown its outrage at Israel's attacks on the mostly refugee population of Gaza, with people turning out in their thousands last week.

"Today's national demonstration will give people from across the country the chance to say enough is enough, Israel's siege of Gaza and its occupation of Palestinian land has to end now.

"People want justice and freedom for the Palestinians, and they will be voicing this in their thousands."

Protests also took place in Dublin. Credit: PA

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