Israeli air strike kills six Hamas militants

An Israeli air strike killed six Hamas militants the Hamas armed wing said, in what would be the biggest single hit against the Islamist group since an eight-day war in 2012.

The Israeli military had no immediate comment on the reported attack which came after at least a dozen rockets were fired at southern Israeli towns and cities on Sunday.

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Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza as air strikes continue

Israel has launched a ground offensive in Gaza with residents reporting heavy shelling in the area. Palestinian health officials say 27 Palestinians, including a baby, two children and a 70-year-old woman, have been killed since Israel sent ground forces into the densely-populated strip of 1.8 million Palestinians.