Adviser to Palestinian PM abducted

Armed men take Fatah loyalist from house in Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

    Several people were injured in an explosion at a funeral procession in Gaza City [AFP] 
    Al-Ghoul was in Gaza to attend the funeral of his mother-in law.
     
    He writes columns for local newspapers and has frequently criticised Hamas.
     
    Also on Friday, two people died in an explosion at a funeral procession in Gaza City, hospital officials told the Associated Press.
     
    Thirty people were also injured in the blast during the funeral of a Fatah member, who died in an Israeli air raid on Thursday.
     
    The source of the blast was unknown but Hamas security officials said someone at the funeral threw a pipebomb at the edges of the procession, which then bounced back into the crowd.
     
    Gunfire and the setting off of fireworks are common forms of commemoration at funerals in Gaza.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.