Explosion hits as Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah enters Gaza

March 14th, 2018
Explosion has struck the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah upon his entrance into the Gaza Strip, lightly injuring several people.

The explosive device detonated shortly after Hamdallah and his convoy passed through the Israeli-controlled Erez checkpoint, known Palestinians as Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza on Tuesday, an Al Jazeera correspondent in Gaza reported.

Hamdallah was unharmed and appeared on live television shortly after the incident at the inauguration of a wastewater treatment facility.

However, five others were lightly injured in the blast.

The Palestinian Authority intelligence chief Majed Faraj was part of the convoy.

Fatah, the West Bank-based political party to which Palestinian PresidentMahmoud Abbas belongs, called it a “terrorist attack” and blamed it onHamas, the ruling party in Gaza.

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