Israel fires on Syrian military posts after rocket attack

Israeli forces fired artillery at Syrian military posts in response to a rocket being fired across the border, the country's defense force has claimed in a tweet.

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This evening a rocket from Syria hit Israel, likely intentionally. We responded with artillery toward Syrian military posts. Hits confirmed.

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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.