Funerals held as more children killed in Israeli airstrikes

The funerals of four Palestinians killed overnight ahead of a ceasefire were held today in the Gazan city of Khan Younis. Among the dead was a woman, 70, and two children aged 4 and 6, all from the same family, Palestinian health officials said.

In the southern city of Rafah, family members arrived to the morgue to identify the bodies of three people killed after an Israeli aircraft bombed a house, medical officials said.

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Funeral held for four Palestinian children killed in Israeli airstrike
Funeral held for four Palestinian children killed in Israeli airstrike Credit: APTN
Women mourn as funeral held for four Palestinian children killed
Women mourn as funeral held for four Palestinian children killed Credit: APTN

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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.