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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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'Gloves are off in Gaza' as Israel continues airstrikes

Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his military to 'intensify even further' its assault on the Gaza strip.

Rockets fired from the Palestinian group Hamas are reaching ever deeper into Israel, hitting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Hadera - 60 miles from the Gaza strip.

ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports

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