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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Britain to send NHS team to Gaza to assist wounded

Britain is sending a team of NHS medical staff to Gaza to help those wounded in the conflict.

A Palestinian child lies on a bed as they receive treatment following an air strike in Gaza. Credit: Reuters

Doctors, nurses and surgeons are among the team set to fly to the region in the next 48 hours to "play a crucial role" in treating the victims of the fighting.

The team will be based with Medical Aid for Palestinians at Al Mokassed hospital in East Jerusalem, before moving into Gaza once access is possible.

The announcement comes after Israeli forces and Hamas clashed in fresh fighting following the end of a three-day ceasefire.

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