Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who were handling explosives triggered an accidental explosion today which injured dozens of neighbors and the bomb makers themselves.
Residents of the southern city of Sderot said they heard an explosion Saturday morning but were unclear about the source, reported Jewish Press.
However, the IDF explained “terrorists in Gaza tried to … prepare explosives to attack Israel. What terrorists in Gaza actually did [instead, was] cause an explosion in a civilian area inside Gaza.”
The rocket that blew up was allegedly a “Bader 3” and it was being stored in the home of Ahmad Nahatz al-Qafarna along with other munitions, according to blogger Abu Ali. A second Fatah-linked source said the weapons cache that exploded Saturday morning was being stored in the home of a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
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