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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.

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Death toll rises to 60 in Shejaia assault

Medics say more than 60 people have now died in the assault on the Shejaia neighbourhood in Gaza.

Some families rode on the back of donkey carts and piled into cars as they tried to escape the shelling. Seven people sat in the gaping digger of a giant bulldozer, slowly driving clear of the smoke and bloodshed.

The Israeli military said it had urged all the residents of Shejaia to quit the area two days ago, accusing Hamas militants of firing 140 rockets from the area since July 8 and of using civilians as human shields.

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