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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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Israeli and Palestinian ceasefire to start Gaza tomorrow

Delegations are to travel to Cairo immediately to negotiate a durable ceasefire. The Gaza ceasefire is to start at 8am, around 6am UK time, on Friday, and is set to last for 72 hours, the US State Department has announced.

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry say an unconditional humanitarian truce in Gaza has been agreed by all parties.

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