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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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UN chief: Gaza school attack is 'a criminal act'

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described a deadly attack on a UN school in Gaza as a "moral outrage and a criminal act" and called for those responsible for the "gross violation of international humanitarian law" to be held accountable.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Credit: Tomas Oneborg / SvD / TT/TT News

In a statement, Mr Ban strongly condemned the shelling of the school in Rafah in southern Gaza that killed at least 10 civilians.

The school was sheltering 3,000 displaced persons and Ban said the "Israel Defense Forces have been repeatedly informed of the location of these sites."

The Israeli military said it was looking into the attack, the second to hit a school in less than a week.

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