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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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Lib Dems admit Coalition frustrations over Gaza

The Liberal Democrats have admitted that it has taken a "significant amount of time and effort" to secure an agreement within the Coalition over suspending arms export licences to Israel if fighting resumes in Gaza.

It is no secret that there has been a difference of opinion in the Coalition Government on this issue. Nick Clegg and Vince Cable have been very clear for some time both privately and publicly that they wanted to see arms export licences to Israel suspended because of the situation in Gaza.

– Liberal Democrat spokesperson

A spokesperson added that the decision was "as far as we have been able to reach in collective agreement" with the Conservatives, adding: "It has taken a significant amount of time and effort from Liberal Democrats in government to get us this far."

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