UNITED NATIONS: Israeli officials retracted on Saturday morning their earlier claim on Friday that the rocket that killed a four-year-old child in southern Israel was launched from a UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip, a press statement from UNWRA said.

The Israeli news reports that the rocket was launched from a UNRWA school were false.

The same media outlets that rushed to report the incident without seeking confirmation from UNRWA are required and called upon to also report the Israeli army retraction.

We also call on Israeli military spokespersons and other official sources to ensure the accuracy of their facts before going public.

Published in Dawn, August 24th, 2014

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