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Israeli actions killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters during last year's Gaza war

FILE - In a July 28, 2014 file photo, Palestinian children sit next to hanged clothes, on the First day of Eid al-Fitr in a United Nations school where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes in fear of Israeli airstrikes, in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip. A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. Secretary Ban Ki-moon said Monday, April 27, 2015, he deplores the deaths and calls U.N. locations "inviolable."(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

FILE - In a July 28, 2014 file photo, Palestinian children sit next to hanged clothes, on the First day of Eid al-Fitr in a United Nations school where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes in fear of Israeli airstrikes, in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip. A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. Secretary Ban Ki-moon said Monday, April 27, 2015, he deplores the deaths and calls U.N. locations "inviolable."(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)  (The Associated Press)

A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war.

Secretary Ban Ki-moon says he deplores the deaths and calls U.N. locations "inviolable."

The independent board of inquiry also found that weaponry was found at three empty U.N. schools in Gaza and that in two cases Palestinian militants likely fired from the schools.

The 2014 war was the most devastating for Gaza's 1.8 million people, killing more than 2,200 Palestinians, a majority of them civilians, according to U.N. figures.

The U.N. released its summary of the report Monday but says the full report is private.