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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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Lead Palestinian negotiator says peace talks have failed

The head of the Palestinian negotiating team in Cairo said talks for a ceasefire in Gaza had failed and delegates were leaving Egypt.

Azzam al-Ahmed said peace talks had failed. Credit: Reuters

Azzam al-Ahmed of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's mainstream Fatah movement, said: "Israel thwarted the contacts that could have brought peace ... there was an Israeli decision to make the Cairo talks fail."

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