Senior Hamas official killed

An Israeli airstrike killed the commander of the military wing of Gaza's Hamas rulers, Hamas officials and Israel confirmed.

Ahmed Al-Jaabari becomes the most senior Hamas official to be killed since an Israeli invasion of Gaza four years ago.

Witnesses said Jaabari was travelling in a vehicle in Gaza City when the car exploded.

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