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Israeli soldier killed by shell fired near Gaza school: Army

AFP | Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 01:03

Jerusalem: An Israeli soldier was killed Friday by fire from a building near UN school in the Gaza Strip, the army said, bringing the number of military deaths to 35 since July 8.

"Militants fired mortars and anti-tank missiles from a structure near an UNRWA school in the central Gaza Strip," killing one Israeli soldier and wounding several others, the army said in a statement.

The dead soldier was named as Staff Sergeant Guy Levy, 21, from Kfar Vradim, who served in the armoured corps.

During the day, 14 soldiers were slightly injured, the army said.

The death comes a day after another attack on a UN school in Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip.

The school was being used as a shelter for Palestinian civilians fleeing the Israeli bombardment, and left 15 dead after an Israeli shell crashed into the middle of the courtyard.

First Published: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 01:03

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