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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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Moment deadly rocket strike hit Gaza beach

On a Gaza beach this afternoon, four young boys playing on the sand, became the latest victims of Israel's offensive against Hamas.

They were hit by rockets, apparently fired from the sea by a gunship.

The four died instantly. The oldest was 11.

ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports

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