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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Times of Israel publishes 'When Genocide is Permissible'

The Times of Israel has been criticised for publishing an article entitled "When Genocide is Permissable", by Yochanan Gordon, the son of the founder of American paper the Five Towns Jewish Times.

The article contends "nothing can be considered disproportionate" when Israelis are fighting "for our very right to live." It argues:

There’s going to have to come a time where Israel feels threatened enough where it has no other choice but to defy international warnings – because this is life or death.

– Yochanan Gordon

The post was removed from The Times of Israel, but is still live on the homepage of the Five Towns Jewish Times.

More than 1,500 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed in the violence over the past three weeks, and more than 7,000 have been wounded in Israeli attacks.

Sixty-three Israeli soldiers have been killed and more than 400 hurt. Three civilians have been killed by Palestinian rockets in Israel.

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