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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 emergency appeal launched by British aid agencies

An emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza has been launched.

More than 1,800 Palestinians have died since fighting begun. Credit: Reuters

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said it was "rapidly increasing" assistance to respond to the humanitarian situation that was affecting "virtually every man, woman and child in Gaza".

More than 1,800 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis have been killed since the start of the conflict in July.

Donations are already being accepted through the DEC website and 24-hour phone line, the organisation said.

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