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    Israel rejects latest ceasefire proposal

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    There has been no let-up in the conflict between Israel and Hamas on Friday, however efforts have been intensifying to secure a ceasefire.

    The US Secretary of State, John Kerry had proposed a humanitarian truce under which aid would be allowed in to Gaza.

    Israel’s Security Cabinet has reportedly rejected the plan.

    The death toll in the conflict has risen further. Over 830 Palestinians have been killed since the start of Operation Protective Edge on July 8. Israel has lost 36 people.

    Meanwhile, refugees from border districts of the Gaza Strip have been flocking to hospital and school premises where they have set up makeshift tents.

    “Take a look at my tent, it really can’t get worse than this,” said one man forced leave his home with his family. “No shower, no toilet, not even the most essential things.The water is so salty it is not even good for animals,” he added.

    The survivors of an attack at a UN school in Gaza on Thursday, which killed at least 15 people, have moved to another UN Compound in Jabalia Refugee Camp.

    Overcrowding has been reported with large numbers of families seeking shelter.

    Both Israel and Hamas have blamed each other for the attack.