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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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Rocket attacks show 'no sign of ending soon'

Israeli firefighters work to put out fire on burning cars said to be hit by a rocket fired from Gaza. Credit: Reuters

Rocket attacks show no signs of ending soon as the clash between Israelis and Palestinians continued overnight.

Israeli firefighters worked to put out burning cars in a parking lot after it was hit by what Israeli police say as a rocket fired by Palestinians from the Gaza strip.

Militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities.

A damaged car after it was hit by a rocket believed to have been fired from Gaza. Credit: Reuters

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