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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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12 exports to Israel to be suspended if fighting resumes

Licences for the export of equipment which could be used by Israeli forces in Gaza will not be suspended unless there is a fresh outbreak of violence, the Government has announced.

A review of existing licences found 12 were for components which could be part of equipment used in Gaza by the Israel Defence Forces and Business Secretary Vince Cable said they would be suspended if the ceasefire broke down.

The UK Government has not been able to clarify if the export licence criteria are being met.

In light of that uncertainty we have taken the decision to suspend these existing export licences in the event of a resumption of significant hostilities.

– Business Secretary Vince Cable

The licences include components for military radar systems, combat aircraft and tanks, Bis said.

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