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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 air strike seen over Gaza City this morning

An apparent Israeli air strike was seen in Gaza City after a ceasefire deal failed to take hold.

Flashes of at least two explosions followed by the sounds of blasts could be seen during morning prayers.

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