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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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Israel 'hopes' American carriers will reopen flights

Ultra-Ortodox Jewish men stand at the departure board at Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Avi Credit: REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Israel has rejected the decision to bar flights to its Ben Gurion airport stating that they are "safe and secure."

In an interview on MSNBC, Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev said he hopes American carriers will fly to Israel soon after continued fighting and rocket attacks in the region.

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