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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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Israeli tanks seen amassing near Gaza border

An Israeli military officer has asked ITV News to leave the area, as tanks were spotted amassing near the Gaza border.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports from Israel:

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