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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 leader 'ready to accept humanitarian truce'

The Hamas leader in Gaza, Khaled Meshaal, has said he is ready to accept a humanitarian truce in the region, Reuters have reported.

Meshaal also rejected potential negotiations saying. We will not agree to a ceasefire and then negotiate. "We reject this."

He continued by saying any truce in Gaza depends on an end to the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip.

More than 600 Palestinians have been killed in the densely-populated enclave of Gaza, due to fighting with Israel.

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