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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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Israel-Gaza peace negotiations expected to resume

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are expected to reconvene later in the day in Cairo while the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel appears to be holding.

Gaza hospital officials have said 1,938 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed since the July 8 launch of Israel's military campaign.

Israel says it has lost 64 soldiers and three civilians.

According to the United Nations, at least 425,000 displaced people in the Gaza Strip are in emergency shelters or staying with host families. Nearly 12,000 homes have been destroyed or severely damaged by Israeli air strikes and heavy shelling.

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