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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Lebanon fires 'at least one rocket' into northern Israel

Lebanon fired at least one rocket into northern Israel today, according to Lebanese and Israeli military forces.

The strike marks the fourth time rockets have been fired from Lebanon since the start of Israel's week-old offensive against Hamas in Gaza.

A Lebanese soldier inspects a site where at least one rocket was launched at Israel from the South of Tyre city, southern Lebanon. Credit: Reuters

At least one rocket was fired from the South of Tyre city, southern Lebanon and drew retaliatory fire from Israel, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties from the attack.

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