Palestinian Authority PM survives Hamas assassination attempt – 7 injured

An explosive device was detonated near the convoy of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, who was visiting the Gaza Strip Tuesday morning accompanied by PA General Intelligence chief Majid Faraj.

Seven were lightly wounded in the blast—all of whom were security guards of the convoy.

Hamdallah arrived in the Gaza Strip for the first time in five months due to the difficulties in the reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas.

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The Palestinian Authority premier was supposed to attend the inauguration of a new sewage purification facility in the northern Gaza Strip.

The explosion took place on Salah a-Din Street, a main road in Beit Hanoun in the northern the Gaza Strip.

The official Palestinian Authority channel reported that Hamdallah and Faraj were saved from the assassination attempt.

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