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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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Barack Obama signs off £133m funding for Iron Dome

President Barack Obama has signed a bill granting an additional 225 million US dollars (£133 million) for Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system.

It allows Israel's military to shoot down incoming rockets or mortars headed toward major population centres in Israel and reportedly has a 90 per cent success rate.

The US has provided hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars for Iron Dome in the past.

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