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IDF finds Israeli strike killed 5 children in Gaza during recent operation – report

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Five Palestinian minors who died in Israel’s recent operation in Gaza were killed in an airstrike carried out by the Israeli Air Force, an IDF investigation has reportedly found.

The incident took place in the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza on August 7, the last day of the military campaign in the Palestinian enclave, dubbed Operation Breaking Dawn, the Haaretz daily reported Tuesday, citing the IDF probe.

The operation saw the Israeli military attack Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, including killing two of its senior commanders.

Citing security officials acquainted with the issue, Haaretz reported that the IAF had struck targets near a cemetery to the east of Jabaliya that day, hours before the ceasefire between Israel and the terror group took effect.

The report suggested that the IDF initially thought the children were killed by a failed rocket launch by the PIJ, as was the case in an incident a day earlier.

However, the probe reportedly found that no PIJ rockets were launched from the area at the time but that Israeli fighter jets did carry out an attack in the area.

The Israeli strike reportedly led to the........

© The Times of Israel

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