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Gaza City resident: 'Continuous bombing'

The Israeli military has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, stepping up its 10-day-old military operation.

It said it was in response to continued militant rocket fire and to strike a "significant blow to Hamas", which controls Gaza.

BBC News spoke to Lara Abu Ramadan, who lives on the 11th floor of a building in Gaza City.

She said it had been "a horrible night" and she had seen light flares and heard "continuous bombing".

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