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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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White House: Bombing UN Gaza facility 'indefensible'

A White House spokesman has said the shelling of a UN facility in Gaza this week by the Israeli military was "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible."

The spokesman said: "The shelling of a UN facility that is housing innocent civilians who are fleeing violence is totally unacceptable and totally indefensible."

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