Palestinians and Israeli military clash on the West Bank

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

Dozens of youths believed to be Palestinians threw stones and fireworks as Israeli forces responded, Reuters reported.

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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.