Israel claims that 72 rockets hit

Israel was hit with 72 rockets on Sunday and its Iron Dome defense system has intercepted 12 more, the countries military tweeted.

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So far today, 72 rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel; 12 more were intercepted by the Iron Dome. Since July 8, 707 rockets have hit Israel.

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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.