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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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Israeli PM compares Hamas to the Islamic State

Israel's prime minister has accused Hamas of using "savagery" against civilians like the Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Reuters

At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Benjamin Netanyahu said there "will be a continued campaign" aimed at restoring "calm and safety" to Israeli citizens.

He added that he saw a "new diplomatic horizon" ahead for Israel in the region.

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