3 Hamas military leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza

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Smoke rises from buildings following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City on August 20, 2014. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza as furious mourners buried the wife and child of Hamas's top military commander, baying for revenge as nine days of calm exploded into bloodshed. (Photo credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

(CNN) — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas’ military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday.

The three men were killed in a bombing in Rafah in southern Gaza, according to Hamas.

They were members of the Qassam Brigades’ 15-member military council.

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