WATCH: 4 Palestinian Children Killed in Israeli Airstrike

Warning: Graphic Footage


Raw: Airstrike Kills 4 Children on Gaza BeachFunerals were held in Gaza for four boys who were killed by an Israeli airstrike while they were playing on a beach. Seven others were wounded in the strike, which a Palestinian activist said came from an Israeli naval vessel operating offshore. (July 16) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking…2014-07-16T19:34:22.000Z

On July 16, an Israeli airstrike rocked a Mediterranean beach in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinian children playing soccer by the seaside. A large group of international reporters staying in a costal hotel overlooking the beach rushed to the scene to document what had happened. On the beach they found four children from the same family, Mohammed Baker, 9, Ahed Baker, 10, Zakaria Baker, 10, and Mohammed Baker, 11, dead after a strike from the Israeli navy.

Above you can watch an Associated Press video of the bodies being carried through the streets of Gaza. Below you can watch the disturbing video purporting to show what people found when they came upon the beach:

The Washington Post quotes Israeli Defense Forces calling the incident “a tragic outcome” but blaming Hamas forces for the “cynical exploitation of a population held hostage.”