Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Explosion targets Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah as his convoy enters Gaza

Explosion as Palestinian PM Hamdallah enters Gaza Strip Palestinian PM unharmed after explosion hits convoy
Sammy Stanley | 13 March, 2018, 12:56

Hamas called the attack an "ugly crime" and said it had launched an investigation.

While President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas for the blast, his security chief Majed Farraj, who was in the convoy, said it was "too early" to say who was responsible.

The explosion occurred near the spot where a US diplomatic convoy was blown up by a remote-controlled bomb in 2003 shortly after it entered the Gaza Strip.

An explosion has struck the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister during a rare visit to Gaza, sparking fears of an assassination attempt.

Seven people were injured in the vehicle bomb attack, which blew up three cars and was complemented by gunmen who opened fire on the convoy.

"The situation in Gaza requires political processing before being dealt with as a humanitarian case as Washington promotes", said Majdalani, and that the USA conference is "part of the liquidation project aiming at detaching the Gaza Strip from the West Bank and eliminating the possibility of establishing the Palestinian state on the borders of 1967". One had signs of blood on the door.

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Hamas has controlled Gaza since seizing it from the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority in 2007.

Hamdallah and Faraj left the Gaza Strip after the conclusion of the opening ceremony at the water purification plant.

Hamas has ruled Gaza since it ousted the Fatah-led PA in 2007.

Hamdallah appeared on television shortly after the explosion as he opened a plant in the territory.

The visit came as reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Abbas's Fatah party falter.

The World Bank, European Union and other European governments have paid almost US$75 million (NZ$102 million) in funding.

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