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Official says last IDF strike in Jabaliya was two hours before deadly blast

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

An official tells reporters that Israel believes an explosion in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip that killed at least four children, was a failed rocket launch.

According to the official, the last Israeli airstrike in the area was some two hours before the deadly explosion, but the Israel Defense Forces will look into the incident regardless.

Palestinian media reports say seven people are killed in the strike, of which four are children aged 9-11. A fifth victim is 19 years old, the reports say.

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