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

A fishing boat with a net is seen on the beach as seawater mixes with wastewater on the beach of the Mediterranean Sea in Gaz
A fishing boat with a net is seen on the beach as seawater mixes with wastewater on the beach of the Mediterranean Sea in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Palestinian Environment Quality Authority said in a statement the pollution of the seawater has gone beyond 50 percent. The lack of enough fuel to operate sewage treating facilities forced them to send wastewater into the the Mediterranean sea. The sewage water poured into the sea as they will temporary close the beaches for fishermen and beachgoers unless crisis is eased. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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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