Israel, Hamas Trade Blame as Blasts Rock Gaza Hospital, Park

At least 10 killed, 9 of them kids, as each side blames other
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 28, 2014 10:14 AM CDT
Updated Jul 28, 2014 1:21 PM CDT
Palestinians carry Gamal Ielian, 10, who was killed along with 9 others, all but one of them children, in an explosion at a park in Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014.   (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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(Newser) – Explosions have hit Gaza City's main hospital and a nearby park, killing at least nine children and an adult in the latter, reports the AP. But the source of those explosions is anybody's guess: Hamas claims they were Israeli airstrikes, while the Israeli Defense Force says they were misfired Hamas rockets. Camera crews were prevented from filming the area of impact at Shifa Hospital, but CNN notes that Hamas-run television is showing live images that reportedly show at least one dead body in what appears to be an emergency room. The report follows a UN Security Council call for an "immediate" ceasefire, the BBC notes.

Hamas also managed to briefly infiltrate an Israeli village today, reports Reuters. Hamas says it killed 10 Israeli soldiers in the incursion; Israel claims it killed five militants. (Read more Gaza stories.)

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