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Middle East crisis: BBC on deserted streets of Sha'af

21 July 2014 Last updated at 12:07 BST

The UN Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

BBC World Affairs correspondent Paul Adams reports from the almost deserted streets of Sha'af in Gaza, where he says rockets are "coming in all the time".

Twenty Israelis - 18 of them soldiers - have died, Israel says, as it seeks to end rocket fire on the country.

Over 500 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed since the Israeli offensive began two weeks ago, Gaza's health ministry says.

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