Israel blames Hamas in deaths

Official defends Gaza shootings as U.N., EU seek probes

Posted: April 22, 2018 at 3:44 a.m.
Updated: April 22, 2018 at 3:44 a.m.

Children eat in an alley Saturday outside the residence of Mohammed Ayyoub, 14, in the Jebaliya refugee camp, Gaza Strip, as relatives mourn his death.

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip -- Israel's defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the "only culprits" in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the European Union and a top United Nations official made new demands to investigate shootings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, including the killing of a 14-year-old boy.

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