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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PM and Obama express 'serious concern' over Gaza

David Cameron and Barack Obama have expressed "serious concern" at renewed hostilities in Gaza, calling for a lasting ceasefire to end the violence.

David Cameron and Barack Obama expressed concern over renewed fighting in Gaza. Credit: Reuters

In a telephone call, the leaders condemned Hamas for firing rockets into Israel claiming they were "putting innocent people at risk".

The Prime Minister and US President said Israel had a right to defend itself but said its forces needed to show "restraint" and to take "utmost care" to avoid civilian casualties.

The comments came as fresh violence broke out following the end of a three-day ceasefire on Friday, with nine people reportedly killed in air strikes in Gaza.

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