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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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Red Cross hold concerns over front line access

The Red Cross say they came under heavy fire today, when attempting to remove causalities from the front line.

The video shows members of the International Committee Red Cross (ICRC) and Palestinian Civil Defence members pulling away from an explosion in the besieged neighbourhood of Shejaiya, eastern Gaza City.

Larry Maybee, ICRC delegate to the armed and security forces said:

The priority now is wounded, and any civilians that are trapped in their homes.

We are a bit concerned that we are getting closer to the front line and the security situation might prevent us.

– Larry Maybee

According to the latest count more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis have been killed during the conflict.

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