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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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Palestinians and Israeli military clash in the West Bank

Palestinians and the Israeli military have clashed in the West Bank amid escalating violence between the two sides in Gaza.

Dozens of men believed to be Palestinians hurled rocks and set tyres alight as Israeli forces used riot dispersal rounds, the Associated Press reported.

The protest took place near the Bet El settlement in a bid to show solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

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