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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Rockets fired into Gaza as ground offensive begins

Israeli rockets have been fired into Gaza as the Israeli military launched a ground offensive in the region.

Gaza residents reported heavy shelling in areas, while explosions lit the sky as aerial strikes continued.

Palestinian officials say 235 Palestinians have been killed since Israeli forces began their operation 10 days ago.

Palestinian officials say 235 Palestinians have been killed during the air and naval strikes. Credit: Reuters
An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip. Credit: Reuters
Israeli forces have begun a ground offensive in Gaza. Credit: Reuters

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