Hamas say attacks 'from smaller military factions in Gaza'

Hamas have said the mortar attack that landed in southern Israel was from "one of the smaller military factions" that operate in Gaza.

In other words: Not them, they say.

The Israeli military have not fired back so far.

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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.