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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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First Palestinian death reported after ceasefire ends

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. Credit: Reuters

The first Palestinian fatality was reported in the Gaza Strip after the ceasefire broke down earlier.

A boy was killed and six others were wounded following an Israeli air strike near a mosque in Gaza City, Palestinian medical officials said.

Israel will not negotiate with the Palestinians about renewing a truce in the Gaza Strip as long as militants continue to launch rockets, an Israeli government official said.

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