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    Israeli Military Denies Involvment in Gaza Blast That Killed Six Hamas Gunmen

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    Israeli-Palestinian Tensions Escalate Amid Gaza Violence (126)

    The explosion took place in Deir al-Balah, a city located in the center of the Gaza Strip, the Palestine Health ministry said. Hamas blamed Israel, while Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reject these accusations.

    Israeli deny accusations in recent Explosion in Deir al-Balah, that caused the death of six Hamas gunmen. Earlier the Palestinian organization blamed IDF for the incident.

    A Palestinian source told the Haaretz newspaper that the blast was a result of the handling of explosives inside a building and that there were signs that the casualties belonged to Hamas' military wing.

    Haaretz also reports that, according to one source, the blast could accidentally have occurred as a result of attempts to defuse a missile that had failed to explode during 2014's Operation Protective Edge.

    In the meantime, the IDF reports on its official Twitter account that activity of Hamas on the border is intensifying.

    READ MORE: About 7,000 Palestinians Riot Next to Gaza Border, Hurl Explosives — IDF (VIDEO)

    The explosion comes after weeks of mass demonstrations and violent clashes along the border between Gaza and Israel, which has led to the death of a dozen Palestinian protestors, while thousands of Palestinians have been injured.

    However, Palestinian officials claim they will continue the protests until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, and beyond.

    Israeli-Palestinian Tensions Escalate Amid Gaza Violence (126)


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