Israeli footage shows tanks rolling into Gaza

Israel has released footage of tanks and troops entering Gaza last night during the first phase of its ground offensive.

The video included a message from a commander communicated to ground troops, saying: "We are engaging in an operation against Hamas, in order to return the peace to Israeli citizens. Your nation is behind you and the terrorists from Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad are ahead of you."

Israel announced its first military fatality of an 11-day Gaza offensive on Friday and 23 Palestinians were reported killed in the coastal enclave hours after Israel launched a ground offensive.

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UN school in Gaza hit by shelling for second time

A United Nations school sheltering people who have fled Israeli airstrikes in Gaza has been hit by shelling from Israeli shelling, the UN said. Fighting has now been raging for 16 days and has left more than 650 dead.