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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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Rocket attacks expected as sirens sound in Tel Aviv

Air raid sirens were sounding in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv this evening as the city is braced itself for more rocket attacks.

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