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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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Israeli security: 'Three rockets fired from Egypt'

Three rockets have been launched from Egypt at the southern Israeli resort of Eilat, wounding four civilians, Israeli security officials have said.

The said they believed the salvo was fired by Islamist militants in the Egyptian Sinai and meant to upstage a potential ceasefire in the region.

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