Israel denies causing deadly Gaza blast


A senior Palestinian terrorist and seven other people died in a mysterious explosion in the Gaza Strip.

A commander of Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, his wife, two of his children, and four comrades were killed late Friday when a house in the Gazan town of Bureij blew up.

Palestinians blamed Israel for the blast, but Jerusalem officials denied involvement.

Debris at the scene included metals of the kind used to manufacture Palestinian rockets, suggesting that the building may have been used to store munitions.


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