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The Israeli military has exonerated itself over one of the most controversial incidents in last summer’s Gaza war: a missile attack that killed four children on Gaza beach and injured a number of others.
Mohammad Ramiz Bakr, 11, Ahed Atef Bakr and Zakariya Ahed Bakr, both 10, and Ismail Mahmoud Bakr, 9, were killed when they were hit by explosive rounds. Three other people were injured in the attack: Hamad Bakr, 13, was hit by shrapnel in his chest; his cousin Motasem, 11, injured in his head and legs, and Mohammad Abu Watfah, 21, who was hit by shrapnel in his stomach.
While an army spokesperson stated that the attack had targeted a Hamas "compound" on th beach, journalists visiting the scene of the attacks did not report any signs of military activity.
Read the full stort at Guardian.com.