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Report: Israeli Military Privately Admits It Killed 5 Palestinian Kids in Gaza Strike

HeadlineAug 17, 2022

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz is reporting an internal Israeli military report has acknowledged that an Israeli airstrike near the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza killed five Palestinian children on August 7. The youngest child was 4 years old. The finding contradicts public statements by Israeli officials who had claimed the Palestinian children had died after being hit by an errant rocket fired by the militant group Islamic Jihad. Over the past two weeks, Israeli forces have killed 19 Palestinian children. The United Nations has denounced the surge in child deaths as “unconscionable.”

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