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 cabinet to discuss ceasefire proposal

The Israeli cabinet is going to meet on Tuesday morning to discuss a ceasefire proposal tabled by Egypt, according to an Israeli official.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene his decision-making security cabinet on Tuesday to talk about ending the week long conflict with Hamas in Gaza, they said.

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