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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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UN Gaza representative breaks down in ceasefire plea

UN representative in Gaza Chris Gunness broke down in tears following an interview with Al Jazeera Arabic this evening, after making an impassioned plea for the rights of Palestinians and their children.

His interview begins 22 seconds into the clip.

His appeal came after the UN said the attack on a school where thousands of Palestinians had fled for shelter killed at least 15 people this morning.

Read: Gaza school shelling 'killed refugees as they slept'

The UNRWA spokesman said his staff working across Gaza are overwhelmed and called for immediate international action to hold Israel accountable for crimes against Palestinian civilians.

The three weeks of fighting has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis.

Watch: Gaza death toll rises relentlessly with more casualties

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