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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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Funerals begin in Gaza as airstrikes continue

The funerals of six people killed yesterday by Israeli airstrikes are being held in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israel said they were targeting a militant within the Islamic Jihad group, but officials said all those who died were civilians. At least 14 people have died so far today, according to the Associated Press.

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