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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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Gaza footage appears to show huge destruction

Footage posted on Facebook appears to show huge devastation in the Beit Hanoun region of the Gaza strip.

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The video was posted by Bashar Taleb, a local journalist, though it is not possible to independently verify the time or place at which it was taken.

A 72-hour ceasefire came into effect in the region this morning, with all Israeli ground forces retreating after all tunnels targeted by the Israeli military were said to be destroyed.

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