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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Israeli shell strikes Gaza disabled hospital 'killing 2'

Ambulance pictured rushing to hospital after airstrike in Gaza. Credit: RTV

Two disabled women were killed and four others wounded and in a serious condition when an Israeli tank shell struck a rehabilitation centre in the eastern part of Gaza City, Palestinian medics said.

According to Reuters, an Israeli military spokeswoman said she was checking for details on why the centre was targeted.

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