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IDF says strike reported to kill 42 Gazans was meant to destroy Hamas tunnels

A spokesperson for the Israeli military says that an Israeli airstrike which was said to kill 42 Palestinians in Gaza was intended to destroy underground Hamas military infrastructure.

The Hamas military infrastructure was under civilian homes, the spokesperson confirms.

The spokesperson declines to say if the Israeli army was aware how many civilian casualties such a strike would cause. They decline to answer more questions, saying they lack further details.

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