Israel Bombs Another U.N. School Full of Kids

killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 100

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JERUSALEM — Israeli shells hit a United Nations school packed with hundreds of Palestinian families on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 100, health officials said.

The strike on the school came as Israel's air and artillery barrage against the militant Islamist group Hamas reached a crescendo. More than 70 Palestinians were reported killed by midday throughout Gaza; Tuesday was the deadliest day of the campaign so far, when 128 Palestinians were killed, according to the Gaza health ministry.

Israel stepped up its strikes after 10 Israeli soldiers were killed by Hamas attacks on Monday.

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