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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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Humanitarian crisis 'affecting virtually everyone in Gaza'

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is affecting "virtually every man, woman and child" in the region, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said as it launched an emergency appeal.

The DEC said over half a million people had been forced from their homes since the conflict began in July, with many in need of food and medical supplies.

Even before the conflict began the people of Gaza were close to breaking point.

Now we are seeing a humanitarian emergency affecting virtually every man, woman and child in Gaza.

The DEC’s member agencies and their partners are on the ground but they need funds to meet the huge needs.

They are relying on the generosity of the British people to make a difference in Gaza.

– DEC chief executive Saleh Saeed

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