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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Houses destroyed in 'latest Israeli air strike on Gaza'

Tensions are expected to remain high in the Middle East today following another night of air strikes on the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians stand atop the rubble of a house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
A Palestinian man searches for belongings under the rubble of a house in Gaza City. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
At least six people are believed to have been killed in the latest air strike. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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