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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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Palestinians told they can return to northern town

The Israeli military has told Palestinians who fled fighting in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza, that they can return to their homes today.

A Palestinian woman walks past the rubble of a home. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

However, the military warned, "The residents are advised to beware of explosive devices Hamas has spread across the area."

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