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Palestinian mourners carry the body of 6-year-old Ali al-Shwaf during his funeral in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, June 23, 2012. Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers threatened to escalate fighting with Israel on Saturday after airstrikes killed several gunmen in the coastal territory, and Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel wounded one person and damaged an elementary school in the country’s south. Meanwhile, Gaza health official Ashraf Al Kedra said a boy was killed in a playground during an airstrike Saturday morning in Khan Younis. The Israeli military said it had not attacked that area. Military spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich later called the allegation a “false rumor” and said that according to intelligence information, the boy was killed by “ordinance belonging to one of the terror groups.” Palestinian rockets often misfire and explode inside Gaza. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Palestinian mourners carry the body of 6-year-old Ali al-Shwaf during his funeral in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, June 23, 2012. Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers threatened to escalate fighting with Israel on Saturday after airstrikes killed several gunmen in the coastal territory, and Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel wounded one person and damaged an elementary school in the country’s south. Meanwhile, Gaza health official Ashraf Al Kedra said a boy was killed in a playground during an airstrike Saturday morning in Khan Younis. The Israeli military said it had not attacked that area. Military spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich later called the allegation a “false rumor” and said that according to intelligence information, the boy was killed by “ordinance belonging to one of the terror groups.” Palestinian rockets often misfire and explode inside Gaza. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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