Smoke rises from fishing beach shelled by Israelis

Channel Four News Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller has tweeted this image of the fishing beach in Gaza that was reportedly shelled by the Israeli navy, killing four children.

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Three shells hit fishermen's beach just next to hotels. At least 2 children wounded and their father. http://t.co/aDpzFoij4y

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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.