Occupation Army: We killed a Palestinian family of eight in Gaza "by mistake"

The Israeli occupation army admitted friday that it killed a Palestinian family of eight "by mistake" after targeting its house with rockets during the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

"He estimated that the building in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip was empty and did not realize that it was inhabited by a family," the Israeli army said.

"It is investigating the raid, which took place a few hours before the ceasefire came into effect in the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning," the army said.

"We are aware of the allegation that unarmed people were "injured" in the central Gaza Strip and we are investigating," Anatolia news agency reported.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that Moaz Mohammed Al-Swarka, 7, Muhannad Rasani Al-Swarka, 12, Wasim Mohammed Al-Swarka, 13, Yusra Mohammed Al-Swarka, 39, Maryam Salem Al-Swarka, 45, and Rasmi Al-Swarka, 45, as well as two children, whose names were not disclosed, were martyred in the attack. Israeli.

Following the attack, the spokesman of the Occupation Army claimed in a statement that "Official Abu Lahus Al-Swarka, leader of the Islamic Jihad and commander of the rocket unit in the central brigade of the organization, was killed last night in the raid on Deir al-Balah."

The Israeli newspaper quoted a military source as saying that the army was not aware of the presence of Palestinians in the house.

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