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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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'At least six killed' in Israeli air strike on Gaza Strip

At least six people were killed in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip early this morning, AP reported, citing local hospital officials.

The night sky lights up over the Gaza Strip. Credit: APTN

Yesterday Israel launched its largest offensive in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault.

Hamas militants have reportedly fired around 160 rockets at Israel, while Israel claims to have attacked more than 150 sites across Gaza.

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