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Three top Hamas commanders killed in Israeli strike

Three senior Hamas military commanders have been killed in Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip, the Islamist militant group said.

Hamas named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum and said they were killed in a bombing of a house in the southern town of Rafah.

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Gaza death toll rises relentlessly with more casualties

The death toll in Gaza has risen relentlessly with at least 30 more Palestinians and three more Israeli soldiers - the wounded are measured in the hundreds. Israel claimed rockets had been fired from one of the targets - a UN enclave Israel had been repeatedly told was a refuge for civilians feeling the fighting.

The wounded were taken to the same hospital that was overwhelmed last Thursday with casualties from an earlier attack.

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