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 News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP's commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP2014-07-16T19:34:22.000Z

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.”