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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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Israeli TV shows Iron Dome 'intercept rocket'

Israeli television has broadcast footage of the Iron Dome defence system intercepting what is claimed to be a rocket fired by Hamas.

Air raid sirens were sounded in the city of Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial centre, which is located roughly 45 miles north of the Gaza Strip.

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