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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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Aftermath pictured of airstrike on Gaza disabled centre

Pictures emerged of the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike on a Gaza rehabilitation centre, in which two people were killed, according to Palestinian medics.

Israel pounded Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip for a fifth day, killing nine people including two disabled women according to medics.

A Palestinian boy carries a damaged wheelchair Credit: Reuters
Six people are believed to have been killed in the attack Credit: Reuters

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