"Israeli artillery shells have struck a group of Palestinian civilians at a beach in Bait Lahiya in northern Gaza, killing seven people, including three children, aged one, three and 10. The shells were fired on Friday by Israeli gunboats stationed just off the Mediterranean coast.
"The dead and the wounded Palestinians were having a picnic on the beach as it was the weekly holiday." (excerpted)
Palestinian President termed it "Bloody Massacre" and urged international bodies to intervene! On the other hand, Israel "regret(s) any harm caused to innocent civilians".
and according to Sean McCormack, spokesman for the US State Department, "Israel has a right to defend itself."
very well said. one year old babies picnicing in the beach is a threat to Israel's national security. Who knows, one day, these babies growing up in subhumane conditions without even the basic human necessities (thanks to Israeli 'generosity' and endorsement by the custodian of Human Rights in the universe, Mr. US) might be hurling stones at sophisticated Israeli tanks!!!