Prime Minister of Palestine Rami Hamdallah almost died during a visit to the Gaza strip. Under one of the cars of the column, a bomb exploded, writes Reuters. A video of the incident was published in Twitter.
Hamdallah Himself was not injured, but six guards were injured. According to the Agency, the Palestinian side considers the incident an assassination attempt as an explosive device was buried on the roadside, followed by the column. It is known that there was a second device, but it did not work.
Immediately after the incident, Palestinian authority blamed the incident on Hamas. Soon, however, the government rejected the allegations, accusing the movement that it failed to ensure the safety of movement of the Prime Minister.
Hamas spokesman in the statement said that the movement has nothing to do with the explosion. While The Times of Israel reports that the group blamed Israel.
the Visit of a member of Fatah (Movement for the national liberation of Palestine) Hamdallah to Gaza timed to the attempt of normalization of relations between the Palestine liberation Organization, which includes the Palestinian Prime Minister and Hamas, which is officially recognized as a terrorist organization by the US, European Union and Israel.
the Conflict between Fatah and Hamas began in 2006. As a result, Palestinian autonomy was actually divided into two parts: the West Bank of the Jordan river, controlled by Fatah, and Gaza, in which power belongs to Hamas.