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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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Osborne calls for 'permanent ceasefire' in Gaza

The Chancellor has urged Israel and Hamas to deliver a "permanent ceasefire" as a 72-hour truce between the sides collapsed.

George Osborne said, "What we want to see - and what the whole world wants to see - is an immediate ceasefire, a ceasefire that holds".

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