Israel Clears Troops in Airstrike Near School in 2014 Gaza War

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A Palestinian man carrying an injured child on Aug. 3, 2014, after an Israeli missile struck near a United Nations school in Gaza.

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JERUSALEM — The Israeli military had the speeding motorcycle in its sights and had fired an air-to-ground missile at it when the three riders, identified as militants, entered a traffic circle in the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. It was Aug. 3, 2014.

The way the riders chose to leave the traffic circle took them past a United Nations school where Palestinian civilians were sheltering from that summer’s fighting. About 10 civilians who had gathered outside the school were killed…

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