Strike kills 3 Hamas commanders

Israel launches attack after men leave Gaza tunnel hideouts

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 4:14 a.m.

Palestinian mourners carry the body of three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing, Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Raed Attar and Mohammed Barhoum, who were killed in early morning Israeli strikes, during their funeral in the Rafah refugee camp, Southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza’s ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group’s senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting top leaders in two days.

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