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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 rockets 'target Tel Aviv' after 24-hour lull

Hamas has resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv after a 24-hour suspension of strikes on Israel's commercial capital, according to the Israeli military.

Israelis seek cover as an air raid siren warning of incoming rockets sounds in Tel Aviv this afternoon. Credit: Reuters

Israeli military forces said that its Iron Dome defence system has intercepted a rocket over the city this afternoon.

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