Palestinian girls who were wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, wait for treatment at the Kamal Edwin hospital in Beit Lahia July 30, 2014. (AFP Photo/Mahmoud Hams)
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Forty people died in Israeli strikes across Gaza Wednesday, including 16 killed when shells hit a U.N. school, sending the Palestinian toll from 23 days of fighting over 1,270 .The latest violence saw six members of the same family, three of them children, killed when an Israeli shell hit the Tuffah neighborhood in northeastern Gaza City, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said. Seven other people died in various attacks across the Gaza Strip as Israeli ground troops made a "significant advance" into the tiny coastal territory which is home to 1.7 million people.Figures released at 1200 GMT Tuesday by the U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA give a figure of 1,118 dead, including at least 827 civilians, among them 243 children.
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