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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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UN to launch international inquiry into violations in Gaza

The UN Human Rights Council has agreed to launch an international inquiry on possible war violations that may have been committed during Israel's latest military offensive in Gaza.

Further strikes by Israel littered the Gaza Strip skyline. Credit: AP

The vote showed that 29 states were in favour, with the United States voting against. There were also 17 abstentions including some European Union members.

More than 600 Palestinians have been killed in the densely-populated enclave of Gaza. Another three Israeli soldiers were reported to have been killed today, bringing the total to 32.

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