Latest News Wires At least 17 dead in Gaza after Israeli strikes Wednesday

A United Nations school that was sheltering refugees and a crowded marketplace were the two main areas that were hit in the Gaza Strip.

By , Associated Press

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a United Nations school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting.