A report from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights revealed that a Gazan baby, which previous reports claimed was killed by Israeli fire during Operation Pillar of Defense, was one of six Palestinian-Arabs likely killed by stray rockets fired by terrorists.
The 11-month-old boy, Omar Mashharawi, died after being hit by shrapnel just hours after the eruption of the military operation in November, AFP reported.
"Six civilians, including one woman and three children, may have been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian armed groups that landed in Gaza," the report found.
Omar was the infant son of Gaza-based BBC video editor Jihad Mashharawi, and a photo of the anguished father holding his body wrapped in a white shroud was widely published, and quickly distributed online via social networks. At the time, human rights groups and medics quoted by media outlets, not including AFP, blamed his death and that of two adults in the same building in Gaza City's Zeitun neighbourhood, on an Israeli air strike.