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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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  1. Geraint Vincent

Israelis may be asking: 'What has this war achieved?'

Israeli tanks returned from the strip this morning. Credit: Reuters

While the current ceasefire is under way, questions are likely to be raised here in Israel about what this war has achieved.

Israel has lost more than 60 soldiers and nearly 2,000 people have been killed in Gaza in the last month, and yet Hamas is still able to fire rockets at Israel - it did so in the moments before the ceasefire came into effect.

I went down to the border today, and I spoke to about half a dozen Israeli soldiers who were returning from the fighting in Gaza. From them all I got the sense that they felt like they had completed their mission, but for now the war has not been won.

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