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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Palestinian death toll reaches 501, health officials say

The Palestinian death toll from Israel's offensive in Gaza has reached 501, according to the Gaza health ministry.

A Palestinian man inspects a house in Gaza City which police said was damaged in an Israeli air strike. Credit: REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

The Israeli death toll stands at 20, including 13 soldiers killed in fighting on Sunday.

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