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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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DEC: Renewed Gaza violence will 'not shake resolve'

Renewed violence in Gaza will "not shake the resolve" of the UK's major aid agencies delivering humanitarian relief in the war-torn region, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has said.

A girl looks through the window of a minibus as her family prepares to leave the Beit Hanoun neighbourhood in Gaza City. Credit: Reuters

The DEC admitted some agencies may be forced to temporarily suspend their aid effort due to the violence but they would seek to resume operations "at the first opportunity".

The DEC said the conflict has led to the entire population of Gaza being left without adequate access to medical care and around 1.4 million people with none or very limited access to water and sanitation.

While some agencies have managed to work through the fighting, others have responded when and where lulls in the fighting allow, the DEC said.

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