Gaza (October 29,2018):Three Palestinian boys aged between 13 and 14 have been killed in an Israeli air strike in the southeastern Gaza Strip near the fence with Israel.
According to the Palestinian Health ministry statement, identified the children as Khaled Bassam Mahmoud Abu Saeed (14), Abdul Hameed Mohammed Abdul Aziz Abu Zaher (13) and Mohammed Ibrahim Abdullah al-Sutari (13).
Israels jets reportedly opened fire toward the ambulances but rescue workers brought their bodies to Hospital in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.
In a statement, the Israeli military said its aircraft fired upon three Palestinians who approached the fence and “were apparently involved in placing an improvised explosive device (IED) adjacent” to the fence.
The killings come a day after Palestinian group Islamic Jihad announced brokered ceasefire with Israel.
The declaration came hours after Israel launched air raids hitting more than 80 locations in the Gaza Strip after it said rockets were fired from there into southern Israel.