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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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  1. Dan Rivers

Israel under considerable pressure to end Gaza conflict

Israel is under considerable pressure to end the conflict in Gaza, as their death toll has risen again today to 35, 32 of which are Israeli soldiers, including a commander.

That's higher than the last two Gaza incursions combined.

Added to that the US Secretary of State John Kerry has now arrived in Israel.

He has had a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon and now currently meeting the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Both he and the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrived today at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport - an airport being avoided by many international airlines after a rocket landed less than a mile from the runway.

That suspension of flights will continue for at least 24 hours, which will clearly hurt the Israeli economy.

Many Israelis we have spoken to remain defiant in the face of that disruption.

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