Israel declares another closed military zone near border

Israel has declared another closed military zone near the northern Gaza border but the security cabinet are still holding off from an incursion, ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports from 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.