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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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EU backs Egypt's ceasefire plan to end Gaza violence

A ceasefire plan proposed by Egypt to end the violence in Gaza has been backed by the European Union.

Israeli soldiers seen walking near the Gaza Strip. Credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said during a visit to Cairo that the EU gave its full support to the initiative, put forward by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government.

"In the name of Europe, I am convinced that the road map put forward by the Egyptian president deserves the full attention of the European institutions," Renzi said.

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