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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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IDF: '120 rockets fired from Gaza have struck Israel'

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) claims 120 rockets fired from inside the Gaza Strip have struck Israel in less than 24 hours.

The IDF also said 24 rockets were destroyed by Israel's Iron Dome defence system before they could reach their targets.

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