JERUSALEM | Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:11pm EDT
(Reuters) - Israel has said it will not open a criminal investigation into the death of 12 Palestinian civilians in a November air strike on a house in the Gaza Strip during its war with Hamas.
The November 18 attack on the three-story home of the Dalu family was the bloodiest of the eight days of fighting between the Jewish state and Gaza's Islamist Hamas-led armed factions, in which around 170 Palestinians and six Israelis died.
Ten members of the Dalu family were killed, along with two neighbors. Human rights groups said the strike appeared to be unlawful.
An April 11 report by Israel’s Military Advocate General (MAG), released on Sunday, said the attack was aimed at "a senior terrorist operative and several other terrorists" responsible for launching rocket attacks at Israelis.