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Report of Slain Gaza Child Fake, IDF Says (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 06/23/12)Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/157150#.T-aLehdo2uk INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Hamas leaders in Gaza announced Saturday that a young child had been killed in an Israeli airstrike. The child was identified as Ali Muataz al-Shawaf, 4.

Pictures of the childís bloody body were published in Palestinian Authority media outlets.

However, IDF officials later revealed the story as a lie. There was no Israeli airstrike in the region in which the child was killed, they said.

IDF officials confirmed that a Gaza terrorist was killed in an airstrike elsewhere in Gaza. The 25-year-old terrorist was targeted as he prepared to launch a rocket at southern Israel.

Gaza terrorists fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel over the course of the Sabbath. One man was moderately wounded when a rocket hit a factory in the Sha´ar Hanegev region. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/23/12)


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