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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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Netanyahu: 'Hamas will pay intolerable price for attacks'

Israel is prepared to continue fighting Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip after the army completes its primary mission of destroying cross-border tunnels from the territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.

After completing the anti-tunnel operation, the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) will act and continue to act, in accordance with our security needs and only according to our defence needs, until we achieve our objective of restoring security to you, Israel's citizens.

– Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's PM
An Israeli armoured personnel carrier drives near the border with the Gaza Strip July 31, 2014. Credit: Reuters

The Prime Minister said Hamas will pay "intolerable" prince for its continued attacks on Israel from Gaza.

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