An Israeli air strike killed three Palestinians in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday, medics said, with Palestinian security sources confirming they were Hamas militants.
The latest deaths raised the overall death toll in Gaza to 33 as a relentless Israeli air campaign against Gaza militants entered its fourth straight day.
"Three men died in an Israeli air strike on Maghazi camp in central Gaza," said emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya.
A Palestinian security source told AFP that all three were militants from the armed wing of the ruling Hamas movement, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
At the same time, AFP correspondents in Gaza City reported a heavy bombardment in the western sector of the city, following a night of unstinting air raids.