Skip to comments.Gaza: 5 killed, 40 wounded in explosion in Islamic Jihad man's home
Posted on 02/15/2008 12:43:00 PM PST by ScaniaBoy
A powerful blast went off in the house of a senior Islamic Jihad operative Friday, killing at least five people and wounding 40, medics and Hamas said.
Witnesses said the three-story home of Ayman Atallah Fayed had completely collapsed, and that six nearby home were also badly damaged. The blast went off Friday evening in Fayed's house in the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza.
Islamic Jihad said Israel targeted the house in an air strike, but Hamas said the cause of the blast was not clear. The IDF said it had no knowledge of any strike on Bureij.
Let's list the possibilities:
a) A work accident - not impossible
b) Mossad / Shin Bet - when the IDF isn't allowed to show its muscles the secret services have decided to put some fear of God into the terrorist camp. First Mughniyeh, now Islamic Jihad operatives in Gaza. Not unlikely at all.
c) Iran or Syria - an Islamic Jihjad represnetative was present at the secret meeting with Mughniyeh at the Iranian School in Damascus. According to Lebanese reports Paletinians have been arrested in Syra suspected of taking part in the assassination. Are we seeing a red on red fight? Again, not unlikely at all.
I’d like to think the Israelis got another maggot.
Live by the sword .............
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Mooselimb bomb making factory.
Trained by the Mussaud.
Faulty water heater. Just guessing.
“c) Iran or Syria - an Islamic Jihjad represnetative was present at the secret meeting with Mughniyeh at the Iranian School in Damascus. According to Lebanese reports Paletinians have been arrested in Syra suspected of taking part in the assassination. Are we seeing a red on red fight? Again, not unlikely at all.”
Curious, why do you think that?
Syrian security forces have arrested several Palestinians suspects in connection with the assassination of Hizbullah commander Imad Mughniyeh, a Lebanese security source told Reuters on Friday.
Well, if you stock home made rockets in your home the risk of an accident certainly increases.
UPDATE: Islamic Jihad claimed Israeli warplanes hit the house in an air strike, and added that the group would carry out reprisal attacks against Israel. But Hamas said the cause of the blast was not clear, and the IDF, which regularly takes responsibility for attacks on Gaza terrorists, denied any involvement.
Witnesses reported seeing fragments of what looked like locally-produced rockets at the scene, suggesting the house may have been used to store arms.
Health Ministry official Moawiya Hassanain said six people were killed, among them a woman. He said 40 people were wounded, including nine who were in critical condition, and that more casualties were being evacuated from the scene.
(Achmed’s final thought in that nanosecond when he realized he’d crossconnected wires 12 and 27 while arming his bomb.)
The Viscount, in the study, with an umbrella.
I think so too.
>cause of the blast was not clear<
Spontaneous combustion caused by globull warming?
Keep it up Uncle Ike ;-)
Hope it signals that Mossad and IDF have the green light to mop up.
Kids playing with far-crackers?