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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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Israeli soldier arrested after 'stealing from Gaza home'

An Israeli soldier has been arrested after allegedly stealing money from a house in the Gaza Strip, according to newspaper Haaretz.

An Israeli soldier walks near the border with the Gaza Strip. Credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The soldier reportedly confessed to the allegations shortly after being detained.

Some of the suspect's colleagues reportedly expressed their outrage over the arrest.

Several soldiers from the suspect's company apparently refused to obey orders leading to two men being sent to a military prison and another two removed from combat.

An Israel Defence Forces spokesman told the newspaper: "Due to a disciplinary incident that occurred within the battalion, commanders decided to review the event, and a military investigation was launched".

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