No, children are not signing artillery shells "From Israel with love"

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Sunday 20 July 2014 14:00

At least not anymore.

This picture has been doing the rounds on Twitter, supposedly showing smiling Israeli children scrawling the words "From Israel with love" on shells destined to be fired into Gaza.

The photo is real, but it is actually eight years old, taken during the Israeli-Hezbollah war in 2006.

More than 400 people have died since Israel launched its latest military operation in Gaza a fortnight ago, Palestinian health officials have said, with the United Nations claiming the majority are civilians.

More: Thousands descend on London to call for peace in Gaza

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