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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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George Clooney's fiancee to join UN Gaza investigation

George Clooney's fiancee has been chosen by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate allegations of violations of the rules of war in Gaza.

Barrister Amal Alamuddin. Credit: Laha Magazine/ABACA/Press Association Images

Barrister Amal Alamuddin, who specialises in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law, has been a legal adviser to the UN in a number of its previous investigations. The London-based lawyer, who was born in Beruit, will join Doudou Diene of Senegal and William Schabas of Canada to serve as members on the international commission, the UN said.

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