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: Palestinians 'brought disaster upon themselves'

The Israeli army said terrorists in Gaza are paying the price for their "grave mistake" of attacking Israel as the Palestinian death toll in the region passed 100.

The Israeli Defence Forces' chief of staff Benny Gantz said Palestinians were "bringing disaster upon themselves".

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