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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One suspect arrested over Israeli teen deaths

Gil-Ad Shaer Credit: Reuters

Israeli authorities say they have arrested a Palestinian suspected of being involved in the June kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers.

Hussam Kawasme, a 40-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Hebron, was arrested on 11 July in connection with the killing of Israelis Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrah, who went missing on 12 June and were discovered dead a couple of weeks later.

Their kidnapping sparked a cycle of violence that led to the month-long conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Kawasme's arrest was made public for the first time today in a document from an Israeli court case over whether houses belonging to him and two other suspects - who remain at large - should be destroyed as a punishment.

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