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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Flight suspension to Israel 'in effect for 24 hours'

In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, United States airlines halted flights to Israel after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said: "In response to the recent attack at Ben Gurion Airport and the vicinity of Ben Gurion Airport, after consultation with US operators, [the Federal Aviation Administration] felt today that it was important to issue this notice, which is in effect for up to 24 hours".

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