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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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Israel to investigate deadly shelling of Gaza UN school

Palestinians inspect the ruins of a UN-run school used to shelter refugees in Gaza. Credit: Reuters

Israel will investigate the shelling of a UN school in Gaza to decide whether Israeli fire was responsible for an attack which killed at least 16 people.

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told BBC's Newsnight programme: "We will investigate that. And if we find that it was errant fire from Israel I'm sure we will apologise.

"It's not clear to us that it was our fire but we know for a fact there was hostile fire on our people from the vicinity of the school."

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