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Cause of Gaza Explosion Is Disputed

Two teenagers were killed and 11 other people were injured just before midnight on Monday when an explosion tore through a house near Gaza City that belonged to a member of the militant Islamic group Hamas, hospital officials and a Hamas political leader said. The Hamas leader, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, said the explosion had been caused by missiles fired from an Israeli helicopter that had been flying over a crowded neighborhood just north of Gaza City in the Gaza Strip. But an Israeli military official said that he was not aware of any strike by Israeli forces in the area, and that the Israeli military’s initial assessment was that the explosion might have been the result of a “working accident by Palestinian terrorists.” “We are still not sure of the reason,” the official said. Full Story

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