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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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Both sides prepared for an escalation in Gaza

The situation in Gaza shows little sign of dying down, with both sides of the conflict saying they are prepared for an escalation.

ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports.

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