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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Two Israeli soldiers injured in West Bank mortar attack

The soldiers were airlifted to hospital by a military helicopter. Credit: APTN

Two Israeli soldiers have been 'moderately injured' by shrapnel in a mortar attack on the West Bank, Israel's military have said.

The soldiers were airlifted to hospital by military helicopter.

The offensive has set off the heaviest fighting between Israel and Hamas since an eight-day battle in November 2012.

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