Israelis hit by rockets urge military to continue strikes

Israelis in the city of Asdod are urging the government to continue the deadly strikes against Hamas in the Gaza strip, Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports.

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Some hours after ceasefire ...Direct hit on a house in Ashdod. Local urge Isreali forces: don't stop http://t.co/p1nbnr88RA

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How can there be peace when the people who did are still in charge of gaza, neighbour asks. http://t.co/d4OY1naoBQ

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Of course, the bomb ravaged residents of gaza ask the same question of peace with israel

Read: Tony Blair tells ITV News there is "no trust on either side between Hamas and 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.