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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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Hamas is 'like al-Qaida and must be dealt with'

Hamas is "like al-Qaida" and must be dealt with accordingly, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

Benjamin Netanyahu at a press conference with Ban Ki-Moon. Credit: Reuters

Mr Netanyahu said the international community must hold Hamas to account for rejecting cease-fire offers and continuing its rocket attacks on Israel.

He was speaking alongside UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon as the Palestinian death toll rose beyond 600.

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

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