Israeli Claims Bombing of Family Home a “Mistake”

15 Nov
4:30 PM

Haaretz headline – Israeli Army Admits to Killing Eight Gaza Family Members: We Thought the House Was Empty

November 15 – 8:33 A.M Israeli army admits to killing eight Gaza family members: “We thought the house was empty.”

The Israeli military admitted it made a mistake in targeting a Gaza building Wednesday night, which killed a family of eight.

The army said it assessed that the building in the Deir al-Balah neighborhood was empty, not realizing it was populated by a family…

(The full article is behind a pay-wall)

Neighbors and acquaintances said it was a case of mistaken identity. The military said it had targeted Rasmi Abu Malhous, commander of the Islamic Jihad’s rocket squadron in the central Gaza Strip, but acquaintances of the family say the strike killed the family of a man with the same name.

Nov. 15 – 7:11 A.M. Palestinians report several people were lightly wounded, and damage caused to property in Khan Younis and Rafah, in Southern Gaza overnight

Nov. 15 – 12:53 A.M. Military says it struck Islamic Jihad positions in the Gaza Strip

Nov. 14 – 10:14 P.M. Hours after the cease-fire was declared, five rockets were launched from the coastal enclave, with two of them intercepted in southern Israel, the army said.

IDF reportedly said that they views the violation of the cease-fire as “very severe.”

Nov. 14 – 10:02 P.M. Rocket sirens sounded in Israeli communities near Gaza border and Sderot.

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