Explosion in Gaza
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Hamas gunman killed in 'work accident'

Less than 24 hours after a similar mishap killed two fellow Hamas operatives, 30-year-old Wael Hammudeh died mishandling explosives in Gaza

A Hamas activist was killed and two other members of the Islamist movement were wounded in an accidental explosion at a training camp in Gaza, the second such incident in as many days, medics said.


Wael Hammudeh, 30, was killed in the explosion in a camp of the armed wing of Hamas in southern Gaza, medics and witnesses said.


On Thursday two Hamas gunmen were killed and a third seriously wounded in an explosion that rocked an area south of Gaza City used by the armed wing of the Islamist movement that runs Gaza.


Hamas initially claimed the explosion was caused by an Israeli air raid, but later said its members were killed "while carrying out a jihad mission." It gave no further details.".


The blast took place in a Hamas training base, where ammunition and explosives are being held. Hamas members prevented photographers from entering the site.


פרסום ראשון: 03.21.08, 10:20
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