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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'At least six killed' in overnight Israeli strikes on Gaza

At least six people have been killed when an Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighbourhood in Gaza, Palestinian police said.

According to the Associated Press, the strike destroyed a four-storey structure in the southern town of Rafah and that rescue workers were still searching for people trapped in the rubble.

Palestinians inspect their house that witnesses said was destroyed during an Israeli airstrike in the north of Gaza Credit: Reuters

The strike was one of 20 the Israeli military says were carried out following the breakdown of Egyptian-mediated talks aimed at producing a long-term truce after more than a month of fighting that has killed more than 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Israel lost 67 people, all but three of them soldiers.

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