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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.

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Crowds sift through wreckage of Gaza air strike

Crowds of Palestianians gather at the wreckage of the house.

Local people and emergency services have been sifting through the wreckage of a house destroyed in an air strike by the Israeli military on Gaza.

The Palestinian Authority says the strike, which reportedly targeted the house of a Hamas member, left six people dead and 25 injured.

The roof of the house collapsed after the strike. Credit: RTV

The Israeli military said the strike was a response to rocket fire from Hamas militants on targets in southern Israel.

Police and medics search through the debris for possible survivors. Credit: RTV

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