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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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Rockets launched from Lebanon strike Israel

Rockets fired from Lebanon have hit Israel, landing near Israel's northern border, an military spokesman said.

A Lebanese army personnel inspects the remains of a shell in southern Lebanon. Credit: Reuters

Lt Col Peter Lerner said the military responded with artillery fire toward the apparent source in southern Lebanon.

There were no reports of injuries.

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