IDF spokesman General Yoav Mordechai contemptuously said military officials were "examining the event."
Targeting was deliberate. Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh called it a "massacre." It was cold-blooded murder. So is Israel's entire campaign.
Senior Hamas spokesman Salama Maroof said:
"Israel has killed a family of eleven people this evening, and many, many more. If Israel wants to stop its aggression, then we can talk. But before then, how could we consider any deal?"
Haaretz covered what happened. It headlined "As IDF kills entire family in Gaza, Israel is starting to get in trouble."
Contributor Avi Issacharoff compared what happened to Israel's massacre of 57 Kafr Qana village civilians during its 2006 Lebanon war.
Thirty-seven children died. Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora called bombing Kafr Qana a "heinous crime" committed by "Israeli war criminals."
The atrocity enraged people worldwide. Israeli state terror made headlines. Then Prime Minister Ehud Olmert lied, saying:
"The village and its surrounding areas were a source for launching hundreds of rockets."