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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.

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Palestinian fighters tunnel under border into Israel

About dozen Palestinian fighters tunnelled under the Gaza border last night, emerging near an Israeli community, the Israeli military said.

Video released by the IDF appears to show the fighters emerging from underground before being shot at.

At least one of the fighters was killed when Israeli aircraft bombed the group.

A five hour humanitarian ceasefire is currently in operation, at the request of the United Nations.

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