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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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USA 'extremely concerned' over shelling of UN shelter

The White House said it condemned the shelling of a UN school in the Gaza strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians.

Read: White House condemns Israeli shelling of UN school

Children injured in the attack on the UN school sheltering those fleeing their homes. Credit: ITV News

The US did not say Israel was responsible for the shelling, but officials in Gaza said Israel struck the school, killing 15 and wounding 90.

Read: UN says shelling of school 'a source of universal shame'

Israeli's military said it fired back after soldiers were targeted by mortar rounds launched from the vicinity of the school.

White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan also said the US is "extremely concerned" that thousands of Palestinians aren't safe in designated shelters, despite being told by Israel's military to leave their homes. She also condemned those hiding weapons in UN facilities.

All of these actions, and similar ones earlier in the conflict, are inconsistent with the UN's neutrality. This violence underscores the need to achieve a cease-fire as soon as possible.

– Bernadette Meehan

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