Israeli military claims 548 rockets fired at Israel

The Israeli military has written on its official Twitter page:

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Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, 548 rockets have been fired at Israel. Of them, 118 have been intercepted by Iron Dome

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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.