PRC operative killed in Gaza blast

IDF denies involvement but confirms firing at gunmen spotted near Gaza fence.

January 22, 2006 16:50
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At least one person was killed and two were wounded in a large explosion in Gaza City on Sunday afternoon, Palestinian witnesses said. Dr. Moaiya Hassanain, a Palestinian hospital official, identified the dead man as a Mohammed Abdel-Al, 22, of Gaza City, a member of the Palestinian Resistance Committees. The IDF denied any involvement. The military did not rule out the possibility that the blast was a result of a work accident, and that a bomb in the car had exploded prematurely. Tawfiq Abu Khoussa, spokesman for the Palestinian Interior Ministry, said an investigation was under way. The army did confirm, however, firing missiles at three armed Palestinians spotted approaching the security fence south of the Karni crossing in northern Gaza. The IDF identified hitting one of the men, and his condition was unclear. With AP

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