Israeli source says deadly strike on Gazan refugee camp was a failed launch

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Palestinian medics transport injured Palestinians, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 6, 2022.
Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90Palestinian medics transport injured Palestinians, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 6, 2022.

Time of hit coincides with barrage of rockets at Israel

A strike killing several children and wounding many others in the Gazan refugee camp of Jabalia represents a failed rocket launch by Palestinian terrorists, an Israeli security source told i24NEWS on Saturday. 

"After checking with senior command, we can say with certainty that no rockets were fired by Israel Defense Forces at that area in that time frame," the source said. 

The source added that while Israel's latest raid in Gaza took place around 6:30PM, Jabalia was hit around 8:30PM, coinciding with a volley of rockets at Israel fired by the Islamic Jihad group. 

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The IDF subsequently circulated a video showing the short trajectory of the rocket that hit the refugee camp, fired from within the Gaza Strip and landing nearby.

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