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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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Israel approves call-up of up to 40,000 reservists

Israel's government has approved the call-up of up to 40,000 army reservists to supplement regular troops.

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) says Hamas have fired "more than 130 rockets" at Israel in the last 24 hours.

The IDF has launched an operation named 'Protective Edge' in response to what it claims are Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians.

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