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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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Middle East conflict escalates amid rocket attacks

Israel's military has struck targets in the Gaza Strip in response to what it says are Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli civilians.

With Israel now massing forces near the Gaza border, the situation could yet escalate further.

ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports on the situation on the ground in Gaza.

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