Gaza beach shelling survivor: 'We were playing'

ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent has tweeted:

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#gaza beach attack survivor - there were 8 of us, playing on the beach, they attacked us with rockets

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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.