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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Former Palestinian footballer 'killed in Israeli attack'

A former Palestinian footballer, Ahed Zaqout, is believed to have been killed by an Israeli bomb that hit his apartment last week.

"Palestine has lost one of its best players, he may have been the best midfielder we ever had," Gaza sports journalist Khaled Zaher told Reuters.

The 49-year-old was not known to belong to any particular political entity and had never expressed clear political views.

The midfielder captained the junior national side and turned out once for the full national team in 1994.

More recently, Zaqout turned to coaching and hosted a sports show on national Palestinian television.

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