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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Israel attacks on Gaza 'could amount to war crimes'

Israel's attacks on Gaza could amount to war crimes, the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights has said.

Addressing an emergency debate on the conflict, Navi Pillay questioned the precautions put in place by Israel to prevent civilian casualties and expressed concerns on alleged excessive use of force by Israeli security forces.

She also condemned the firing of rockets and mortar by Hamas into Israel, which she said were placing civilians' lives at risk

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