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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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Gaza police HQ demolished in rocket attacks

This is what is left of Gaza's police headquarters following ongoing rocket attacks by Israel. Credit: APTN

Gaza's police headquarters have been completely demolished in the latest rocket attacks by Israel.

Police chief Tayseer Al-Batsh is said to be in a 'critical condition' and 18 members of his family are thought to have died in the blasts.

The police building was completely demolished in the attack by Israel's Defence Forces. Credit: APTN
Fire was still burning in the rubble of the building hours after the attack. Credit: APTN

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