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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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IDF: Ceasefire ended after 'six hours of Hamas attacks'

An Israeli Defence Forces spokesperson has told ITV News that after "six hours" of unilateral fire from Hamas, Israel has resumed rocket fire on the Gaza strip.

At present ground troops are not being sent into the region, the official said, but declined to comment on whether any would be sent there in the near future.

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