Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of a slain Israeli reservist during his funeral on July 25, 2014 at the military cemetery in the southern Israeli city of Rehovot
Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of a slain Israeli reservist during his funeral on July 25, 2014 at the military cemetery in the southern Israeli city of Rehovot © Gali Tibbon - AFP
Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of a slain Israeli reservist during his funeral on July 25, 2014 at the military cemetery in the southern Israeli city of Rehovot
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Last updated: July 25, 2014

Israeli soldier killed by shell fired near Gaza school

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.

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