Three Hamas members were killed in an explosion that Palestinian reports are calling a “work accident.”
The incident Sunday morning was first reported as an IDF strike, but Hamas later called the explosion in a house in the northern Gaza town of Jabalaya “an internal event.”
The Israel Defense Forces said the explosion appeared to be an accident while terrorists assembled bombs or the spontaneous explosion of old arms.
The three killed and three injured were members of one family. Some were known as Hamas terrorists.
Also in northern Gaza, Palestinians fired three mortar shells at IDF Southern Command Chief Brig.-Gen. Yoav Galant while he was touring the western Negev area with other officials Sunday afternoon.
One of the mortars landed about 65 feet away from Galant and his entourage but caused no injuries.