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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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Israel 'should destroy Gaza - not Arab people - just Gaza'

Israel should "destroy Gaza" one resident of Sderot told ITV News today as rocket sirens sounded in the southern Israeli town.

"Not all the Arabs, just Gaza," she said as both sides continued to trade fire.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports from Sderot, Israel

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