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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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Obama: Heartbreaking to see what is happening in Gaza

US President Obama said it was vital that more was done to protect civilians and that it was "heartbreaking" to see what was happening.

He said it was hard to reconcile Israel's legitimate right to defend itself with the number of civilians, who have nothing to do with Hamas attacks, being killed.

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