BREAKING: Explosion as the convoy of Palestinian PM, Hamdallah enters Gaza

An explosion went off as Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah’s convoy entered the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, wounding seven people, a security source and witnesses said.

Palestinian prime minister, Rami Hamdallah

Hamdallah was not injured in the explosion, which occurred shortly after his convoy entered for a rare visit to the territory run by Islamist movement Hamas, a security source in the convoy said.

A statement on official Palestinian media said president Mahmud Abbas considered it a “cowardly targeting” of Hamdallah’s convoy and held Hamas responsible.


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