Gaza car blast wounds three

A car blast has injured three people including a four-year-old boy in a neighbourhood of Gaza City.

    Israeli missiles have in the past targeted Palestinians in cars

    The cause of Wednesday's blast in the Zaitun district of Gaza City remains unclear.

    Palestinian witnesses said an Israeli helicopter had fired a missile at the vehicle, but security officials said they are investigating whether the cause was a bomb detonating prematurely.

    A photographer at the scene said he had seen fragments of a missile with Hebrew writing on it while witnesses said Israeli army helicopters had been seen flying overhead at the same time.

    The three, who included a father and his young son, were injured as they were walking close to the car in the north of the city.

    Initial information indicated that the victims were Hamas members but the sources later said the three were civilians and that the suspected Hamas members were seen running away from the scene of the explosion.

    An Israeli military spokesman said he had no immediate information on the event.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera + Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.