The scene of an explosion in Gaza 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS/ Ismail Zaydah)
At least one Palestinian man was killed and four others wounded
in an explosion at the home of a terrorist leader in the Gaza Strip on
Saturday, Palestinian medics said.RELATED:
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It was not immediately clear what had caused the explosion in the Rafah
home of Zuhair al-Qaissi, chief commander of the Popular Resistance
Committees (PRC) - an armed Palestinian faction that often operates
independently of Hamas.
The PRC said Qaissi was not hurt in the explosion. The man killed was
later identified by the PRC as Khaled al-Qaissi, a member of the group.
Zuhair al-Qaissi's predecessor, Kamal al-Nairab was killed in an Israeli air strike
The IDF Spokesman's Office said an initial investigation indicated there
was no connection between the explosion and any IDF activity.