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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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Explosions in Gaza as Israeli bombardment continues

Explosions lit up Gaza overnight after a planned 72-hour collapsed.

Thick smoke billowed from buildings, as Israel stepped up its attacks following the disappearance of an Israeli soldier.

At least 1,592 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed since the start of the conflict on July 8.

Sixty-three Israeli soldiers and three civilians have died.

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