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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UK vows to match £2m of public's Gaza aid donations

The Government will match the next £2 million of public donations to help the victims of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

The Disasters Emergency Committee said 400,000 people have fled their homes in Gaza and urgently need food, water and medical aid. Credit: Disasters Emergency Committee

The UK Aid Match follows a fresh appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) for immediate life-saving support for people in the region following a month of bitter fighting between Hamas and Israel.

Four weeks of violence have left people in Gaza in desperate need of food, shelter and medical supplies. The British people have shown immense generosity in situations like this and the UK Government will help that generosity go twice as far.

For people wanting to help civilians in Gaza caught up in this crisis, giving now means every pound they donate will buy twice as many food parcels, provide twice as many blankets and help twice as many people to get through this crisis.

– Justine Greening

Fulfillment of the new £2 million pledge will take the Government’s total support for the people of Gaza since the start of the crisis to £17 million.

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