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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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Israel claims it is 'only responding to Hamas attacks'

Israel has said it is "not initiating any fire" and is "only responding to Hamas attacks," following reports of mortar fire in the southern Gaza Strip.

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