Monday, September 05, 2005

4 Killed in Gaza Garment District

The blast in the Gaza City neighborhood of Shajaiyeh destroyed a house where known Hamas members lived. Hamas charged that an Israeli missile hit the house, with a group spokesman, Munir al-Masri, accusing Israel of continuing its "dirty assassination policy, which gives us the right to respond and to defend ourselves."

Some residents said it was apparently a case of explosives in the house detonating prematurely as Hamas militants worked on a bomb. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the explosion "regrettable" and said "security is investigating the cause."

Abbas added that he thought it was a terrible waste of explosives.

Okay, I made up that last part. But you weren't sure, were you? I didn't think so.

You can read the entire article here.