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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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Amnesty: Refer Israel / Gaza to International Criminal Court

Amnesty International have called on the United Nations Security Council to refer the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to the International Criminal Court.

Amnesty International's Secretary General Salil Shetty said:

The UN Security Council must not stand by yet again and bear witness to mounting atrocities. It must seize this moment to act decisively for justice. Ongoing injustice for victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity is a shame that hangs heavy on the world. An International Criminal Court investigation is crucial to end the pervasive culture of impunity. All sides must push for the Court to investigate such crimes in order to halt the vicious cycle of violations and injustice once and for all.

– Salil Shetty

In an open letter to the UN Security Council, Amnesty said it had documented compelling evidence that Israel, Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups have committed war crimes, but perpetrators on both sides continue to enjoy impunity.

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