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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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'Six killed' after Israeli airstrike on Gaza disabled centre

Up to six people are thought to have died after an Israeli tank shell struck a rehabilitation centre in the eastern part of Gaza City.

ITV News Middle East correspondent Geraint Vincent reports from hospital:

Update: ITV News now understands the death toll was only two people.

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