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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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Palestinian death toll in Gaza 'surpasses 560'

The number of Palestinians killed in the Israel-Gaza conflict has surpassed 560, according to the Associated Press.

Flames and smoke are seen following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike Credit: Reuters

The strike on a Gaza City tower block brought down most of the building, killing 11 people - including six members of the same family - and wounding 40, said Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra.

At least 565 Palestinians have been killed and more than 3,600 wounded in the past two weeks, Mr al-Kidra said.

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