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June 12, 2015 10:23 am

Israeli Military Says Killing of Four Boys on Gaza Beach Was Case of ‘Mistaken Identity’

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Israeli military said last year's killing of four Gazan boys was an accident and a case of "mistaken identity." Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel’s military said last year’s killing of four Gazan boys was an accident and a case of “mistaken identity.” Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel’s killing of four Palestinian boys in an air strike on a Gaza beach during the 2014 war was a case of mistaken identity that does not warrant criminal charges, the military says.

Witnessed by several foreign reporters, the July 16 attack fueled censure abroad of Israel’s assault on the Hamas-run enclave. The Israelis have been conducting internal investigations of possible military misconduct while trying to fend off war-crimes allegations by various U.N. bodies.

Read full story at The Globe and Mail.

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