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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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White House Urges Israel and Hamas to resume talks

Israel and Hamas were urged to resume talks by the White House after Egyptian-mediated negotiations failed to extend a ceasefire and rocket fire resumed.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters: "The United States is very concerned about today's developments in Gaza."

He added: "We condemn the renewed rocket fire and we are concerned about the safety and security of civilians on both sides of that conflict."

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