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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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Israeli video shows 'warning shot into Gaza'

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have released a video which they say shows a warning shot into Gaza.

In the clip, it is claimed that a strike was then aborted after civilians climbed onto the roof of a building "acting as human shields".

At least 14 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes into the territory today, according to the Associated Press.

However, Israel says the video shows "the steps taken by the IDF to avoid civilian casualties".

The IDF claims 72 rockets fired from Gaza have hit the country today.

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