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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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Peres: Stopping the bloodshed is in Palestinian hands

Israel's President Shimon Peres has said stopping the bloodshed in the region is in the hands of the Palestinians.

"Obviously we weren't interested in any wars," Peres said after visiting the families of Israeli soldiers killed over the weekend.

Peres told reporters: "We don't consider the people of Gaza as our enemies, but it's a brutal attack without a reason and without a purpose.

"I know, I saw also the pictures which are coming from Gaza. They are terrible. But one that can stop them are the people themselves, are the people of Gaza, are the terrorists."

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