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Families of Gaza boys killed on beach last summer say no justice in internal Israeli inquiry

  • In this Wednesday, June 10, 2015 photo, a Palestinian man on a bicycle watches Israeli bulldozers work along the border between the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis and Israel. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    In this Wednesday, June 10, 2015 photo, a Palestinian man on a bicycle watches Israeli bulldozers work along the border between the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis and Israel. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, Palestinians mourn over the lifeless bodies of four boys from the same extended Bakr family, covered with yellow flags of the Fatah movement, in a mosque during their funeral in Gaza City. The father of one of four Palestinian children killed on a Gaza beach during last summer's war between Hamas militants and Israel said Friday, June 12, 2015 that he was outraged by the Israeli military's announcement it was closing its internal inquiry without indictments. He expressed hope that the incident would be part of a Palestinian war crimes case against Israel expected to be presented to the International Criminal Court. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

    FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, Palestinians mourn over the lifeless bodies of four boys from the same extended Bakr family, covered with yellow flags of the Fatah movement, in a mosque during their funeral in Gaza City. The father of one of four Palestinian children killed on a Gaza beach during last summer's war between Hamas militants and Israel said Friday, June 12, 2015 that he was outraged by the Israeli military's announcement it was closing its internal inquiry without indictments. He expressed hope that the incident would be part of a Palestinian war crimes case against Israel expected to be presented to the International Criminal Court. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)  (The Associated Press)

The relatives of one of four Palestinian children killed on a Gaza beach during the war between Hamas and Israel last year are outraged that the investigation into their deaths has been closed.

Mohammed Bakr, the father of one of the boys, said Friday, "there is no justice in the internal investigation."

The incident drew international outcry and will probably be among those the Palestinians will present in a war crimes case against Israel in the International Criminal Court.

The military's announcement was released Thursday night. It said the children's tragic deaths in an airstrike were an accident and did not affect the legality of its military actions in Gaza. No action is being taken against those involved.