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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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Hollande calls Gaza deaths 'massacres'

Francois Hollande has used the word "massacres" to describe the conflict in Gaza.

French President Francois Hollande speaks at a ceremony in Liege to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War Credit: Reuters

Interviewed after speaking at a ceremony to mark the centenary of the First World War, the French President referred to the "daily massacres" in Syria and Iraq, as well as the "massacres in Gaza - 28 days of conflict".

Mr Hollande added: "Terrorism, violence, all this can spread, transpose so we must act ... we must act and not think that others must act on our behalf."

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