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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Funeral held for three senior Hamas leaders in Gaza

Palestinians carry the body of three of Hamas' most senior leaders during their funeral in the southern Gaza strip.

The three men were Hamas commanders. Credit: Reuters

Israel killed the men- who Hamas named as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum- during a failed attempt on the life of its top commander.

Fighting still continued in Gaza after attempts to bring about a lasting ceasefire failed again on Tuesday.

At least four members of the same family were killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City today, the Associated Press reported.

Smoke rises over Gaza today following further airstrikes. Credit: Reuters

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