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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Hundreds mourn children killed by naval shelling

Hundreds gather to mourn the 4 boys, killed earlier today by naval gunfire. Credit: Reuters

Hundreds of Palestinians marched through the streets of Gaza on Wednesday (July 16) during the funeral processions of four Palestinian children killed by a shell fired on to Gaza beach by an Israeli naval gunboat.

Women stricken with grief at the funeral. Credit: Reuters

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