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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Kerry: 'Israel has a right to defend itself from rockets'

America believes Israel has a right to defend itself from rockets fired from Gaza and from attacks launched out of cross-border tunnels, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

US Secretary of State John Kerry. Credit: ITV News

Israel, which has accused Palestinian militant group Hamas of using civilians as human shields by launching rockets from residential areas, sent ground forces into the Gaza Strip on Thursday after 10 days of air, naval and artillery barrages failed to stop the salvoes.

You have a right to go in and take out those tunnels. We completely support that. And we support Israel's right to defend itself against rockets that are continuing to come in.

– John Kerry speaking to Fox News

At least 62 Palestinians were killed on Sunday in Israeli shelling of one Gaza neighborhood.

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