GAZA, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A car exploded outside a police headquarters in the
city of Gaza on Wednesday, killing one Palestinian, Hamas officials and
The Hamas Interior Ministry said the explosion was caused by an Israeli air
strike but Israel Radio said it may have been the result of the premature
detonation of a car bomb.
The explosion occurred during a period of relative calm between the
Islamist-ruled Palestinian territory and Israel. A second Palestinian was
wounded in the incident, Hamas said.
The assumption is that it was an Israeli targeting (attack), but our
investigation continues in order to determine the exact causes, a spokesman for
the Hamas Interior Ministry said.
A Hamas military medical official identified the dead man as 25-year-old
Mohammed Jamal al-Nimim.
Witnesses said they saw a hole in the ground near the blast site, consistent
with a missile strike.
The Israeli military, which has targeted Palestinian cars in air strikes in
previous rounds of fighting, had no immediate comment on the incident. (Writing
by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Editing by Andrew Dobbie)