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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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Missing soldier focus of escalated conflict in Gaza

The fate of an Israeli soldier is a new and potentially dangerous focus of the conflict in Gaza.

More than sixty people were killed in violence today, the majority of whom where Palestinian civilians, after a 72 hour truce was shattered after just three three hours.

Read: Collapse of hope as ceasefire unravels

Amid the renewed violence were persistent reports that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier during fighting around a Hamas tunnel. Neither they nor Israel have confirmed it but, in the last few hours, President Obama talked of the need for Hamas to 'release' him.

Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports from Tel Avivi

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