Four Israeli soldiers injured, IDF says

Israel Defence Forces say four of their soldiers were 'lightly injured' during fighting overnight.

They tweeted:


2/2 During the mission, there was an exchange of fire. 4 soldiers were lightly injured & all returned home safely

So far the Palestinian death toll has reached 145, including up to 82 civilians.


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.