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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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Israeli tank 'shells hospital in Gaza killing four people'

A hospital in the central Gaza Strip has been shelled by an Israeli tank, killing four people and injuring 16 others, a Gaza health ministry spokesman said.

Ashraf al-Qidra said the tank shell hit the third floor of al-Aqsa hospital, which housed an intensive care unit and operating theatres.

Palestinian officials have called on the Red Cross to help evacuate patients.

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