DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:50 A.M)- Rami Hamdallah, the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, has escaped an assassination attempt, which has left 9 members of his security detail injured.
PM Hamdallah’s convoy was heading to a public works facility. Shortly after the convoy passed the Erez/Beit Hanoun Checkpoint (Israel/ Gaza border), it encountered the blast.
The Palestinian Authority, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, has blamed the attack on Hamas. No PA official has blamed Israel for involvement – as of yet – despite how close to the border the attack took place.
Hamas has denied its involvement. It is now feared that the people of Gaza will suffer because of this attack.