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: One child killed in Gaza every hour for past two days

One child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days, the United Nations said in their latest report into the civilian casualties of the ongoing conflict.

Palestinian boys go through the rubble of their destroyed home in Gaza. Credit: Reuters
  • The conflict has so far claimed the lives of 599 Palestinians, including 443 civilians, 147 are children, 74 are women
  • 28 Israelis have been killed, including two civilians and 26 soldiers
  • 3,504 Palestinians have been injured, of whom 1,100 are children and 1,153 are women
  • 117,000 displaced people are taking shelter in UN schools
  • 44% of Gaza across a three kilometre wide strip has been declared as a "buffer zone" by the Israeli military

The United Nations has called for an immediate ceasefire and return to dialogue between Israel and Palestinian authorities.

Read: UN calls for immediate ceasefire and return to dialogue

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