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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'At least 40 killed' in Israeli shelling on southern Gaza

At least 40 people have been killed following shelling by Israeli tanks near the town of Rafah in southern Gaza, Reuters reported, citing a local hospital.

Plumes of smoke can be seen billowing over the Gaza skyline this morning. Credit: APTN

Israel accused Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups of violating a 72-hour ceasefire amid Israeli media reports that gunmen had fired at soldiers in the Rafah area.

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