9 said killed in Gaza in IDF strikes; Israel said to deny it’s behind 3 kids’ deaths

The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry reports nine “martyrs,” namely fatalities, including three children.

The deaths were confirmed at Beit Hanoun hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza says.

According to Channel 12, the IDF is denying responsibility for the kids’ deaths, saying they were killed in a rocket launch at Israel that went awry.

The announcement comes as Palestinian media reports say Israel is carrying out retaliatory raids in Gaza following the rocket fire on Jerusalem and southern Israel. The IDF has yet to confirm.

One of the fatalities is a Hamas officer, Channel 12 says.

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