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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Video 'shows rockets launched towards Jerusalem'

The Islamic Jihad armed wing Al Quds brigades, has released a video purported to show rockets being launched towards Jerusalem and other Israeli cities.

This video cannot be independently verified by ITV News:

Sirens sounded in and around Jerusalem and residents ran for cover as a number of rockets were launched towards the holy city, Reuters reported.

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