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Palestinians Blame “Work Accident” On Israel

Ma’an News reports on over 70 being injured by an unexploded Israeli ordinance.

explosion-Gaza1Dozens of Palestinians were injured in a large explosion in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, witnesses and medics said.

Medical sources said at least 70 Palestinians were injured. Fifteen of those were taken to al-Shifa hospital for treatment as a result of the explosion.

The Palestinian ministry of interior said the explosion happened during the dismantling of an unexploded F16 rocket left by the Israeli army.

Ambulances rushed toward the scene of the blast in the al-Atatra neighborhood of Gaza City, with black smoke plumes visible from a distance.

Locals reported that the blast caused an electricity blackout in the area.

However, what Ma’an is not reporting is where the blast occurred: a Hamas training camp.

Palestinian officials say dozens of people were injured when a bomb exploded at a training base used by the Islamic militant groupHamas, which rules the territory.

Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said “dozens of people were injured, several of them seriously,” without providing precise figures. Witnesses say Thursday’s blast sent a pillar of smoke into the sky.

Eyad Bozum, spokesman for the Hamas-run Interior Ministry, said authorities were investigating if the explosion was from a bomb left over from last year’s war with Israel or if it was a “work accident.” He confirmed the blast took place at a Hamas training base.

My money’s on work accident.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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