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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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Israeli military say they may return to Beit Lahiya

The Israeli military told Palestinians who had fled fighting in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya they could return.

The residents are advised to beware of explosive devices Hamas has spread across the area.

– Israeli military statement

The statement summarised what it said had been all-clear messages relayed to Beit Lahiya's 70,000 residents.

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