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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Ambassador: 'Israel should stop raids on Gaza'

Israel "should stop raids on Gaza" if it wants to deescalate growing tensions with Palestinians, according to the Palestinian ambassador to the UK

Professor Manuel Hassassian told Good Morning Britain Hamas would stop launching rockets if Israel stopped raids on the Gaza strip, stopped its controversial expansion of settlements and went back to the negotiating table.

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