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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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Gaza death toll rises as pleas for a ceasefire intensify

More than 600 Palestinians have now died during the ongoing violence in Gaza as diplomatic pressure for a ceasefire intensified.

Twenty-seven soldiers are among the 29 Israelis killed in the conflict.

During talks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Hamas to "al-Qaida" insisting the group must be dealt with.

ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports:

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