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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Israel withdraws troops from Gaza at start of ceasefire

Israel has withdrawn all of its troops from the Gaza Strip as a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas began, according to AFP.

Hamas reportedly fired 16 rockets over the border just minutes before the ceasefire came into effect while Israeli planes carried out at least five airstrikes.

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