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Baby Killed in Gaza Due to Hamas Rocket, UN Concludes

Had been reportedly killed by Israel airstrikes

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The high-profile deaths of two children in Gaza last November were the result of Hamas rockets falling short and not Israeli airstrikes, the United Nations has concluded.

Palestinians and some media outlets blamed Israel for the deaths of Omar al-Masharawi, the 11-month-old son of a BBC reporter, and Mohammed Sadallah, aged four, whose lifeless body was kissed by visiting Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil as the boy was taken to hospital.

Both incidents attracted international attention because Israel had just launched Operation Pillar of Defense to halt the numerous rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel.