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Israel to probe deadly Gaza strike

The Israeli military says it has opened a criminal investigation into one of the deadliest air strikes of the last Gaza war.

At least 24 members of the Abu Jamea family were killed in the July 20 strike on their home.

They included 18 children between the ages of six months and nine years, according to death certificates obtained by reporters.

The apparent target was a local Hamas military commander.

The Israeli military said there was "reasonable suspicion" of a deviation from army procedure. The incident is among eight new investigations announced by the army.

Israeli human rights groups have demanded an independent investigation of the war, saying the army is not equipped to investigate itself.


From Belfast Telegraph