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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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Palestinian groups meet in Cairo for talks

A delegation from Palestinian groups, including militant organisations Hamas and Islamic Jihad, met in Cairo on Sunday for indirect ceasefire talks with Israel to be conducted through Egyptian officials, Egyptian and Palestinian sources told Reuters.

Truce talks would include Hamas' demand that Egypt ease movement across its border with blockaded Gaza.

Israel said yesterday it would not send envoys as scheduled, accusing the other side of misleading international mediators.

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