Israeli airstrike kills two in the southern Gaza Strip

At least two Palestinian men were killed in the southern Gaza Strip late last night by a targeted Israeli airstrike on a car, according to Palestinians.

The Israeli military said it was looking into the incident in the town of Rafah.

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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.