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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 forces call up 16,000 fresh reservists

The Israeli military called up 16,000 fresh reservists as it moved to intensify its military operation in and around Gaza. The priority has been to destroy the network of tunnels dug by Hamas from which to attack Israel.

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