Israeli airstrikes against children 'a terrible mistake'

Mark Regev, chief spokesman of the Israeli Prime Minister told ITV News the airstrikes that killed four children yesterday were a "terrible mistake" and an "operational failure".

Mr Regev said he did not think any Israeli officer would deliberately target children, and that there were legitimate targets nearby.

Speaking to ITV News Presenter Alastair Stewart he said it was still unclear whether a ceasefire could be agreed or held by Hamas, if the past ceasefire brokered by Egypt was anything to go by.

Read: Israeli official: Agreement for ceasefire in Gaza

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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.