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Israel Says Attack That Killed 4 Children On Gaza Beach Was Accidental

06/11/2015 06:45 pm ET | Updated Jun 11, 2015
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military has concluded its probe into one of the most harrowing incidents from the 2014 summer war with Hamas, saying the deaths of four Palestinian children killed on a Gaza beach were accidental.

Thursday's military statement says at the time, an aerial attack was conducted on a target believed to be Hamas militants. It says the children's tragic deaths were an accident and did not affect the legality of the attack.

No action is being taken against those involved.

Israel has referred about 100 cases to legal examination since the war that killed over 2,200 Palestinians, and 73 people on the Israeli side.

Earlier in the day, the Palestinians said they are pressing ahead with their war crimes case against Israel in the International Criminal Court.

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