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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Israeli official: Agreement for ceasefire in Gaza

An Israeli official has said there is a agreement for a comprehensive ceasefire in Gaza starting tomorrow.

The Israeli security cabinet agreed to the truce after discussions in Egypt, the official said.

In Gaza, there has been no immediate word from Hamas or others if they have agreed.

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