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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Officials: Toddler and woman killed by Israeli air strike

A two-year-old girl and a woman were killed by an Israeli air strike after the breakdown of the latest truce with Hamas, Palestinian health officials said.

Smoke rises from what witnesses say was an Israeli air strike in Gaza. Credit: Reuters

Officials said Israel launched 35 air attacks including the one on the house in Gaza city which killed the woman and child, who officials initially said was five.

Israel said it ordered retaliatory raids when militants violated a truce by firing rockets at Israel. The ceasefire had been set to expire at 10pm UK time.

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