Israeli army fire kills two children in northern Gaza (People's Daily Online, China)
Israeli army shell kills two Palestinian children (Malaysian Sun)
Israeli troops 'kill two Gaza children' (Irish Times)
Gaza boys 'shot dead by Israelis' (BBC World)
Things of significance you might not know from reading only those headlines...
- The children were killed close to the ruins of an Israel community, Dugit, in the northern Gaza Strip, abandoned by the government of Israel two summers ago in a failed attempt to improve the chances for peaceful co-existence in the area.
- The two children were with another child, aged 16, when the Israelis "struck".
- At the time, the three were in the midst of placing a bomb next to the border fence, opposite the long-suffering Kibbutz Zikim.
- According to Haaretz' correspondent, "The army believes that they had been paid by one of the militant groups to place an explosive device."
- Haaretz: "We know that a number of Palestinians crawled towards the border fence. They know that it is a dangerous area but they did not heed repeated calls to stop and they planted a suspicious device close to the fence," the spokeswoman said.
- The 16-year-old Pal-Arab child was taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment. He's there now.
- Yediot: "Since IDF forces left the Gaza Strip, more than 100 terrorists have been killed near the border fence in dozens of incidents in which cells attempted to plant explosive devices, infiltrate Israel or carry out terror attacks. In many incidents in the past youths had been sent to examine the forces' alertness or prepare for terror attacks in exchange for money.
- Yediot: "Military officials said that the entire Israel was banned for movement as it is very close to Israel, and this has been made clear once again recently, after IDF forces entered the Palestinian territory, in messages conveyed on Palestinian media."