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Gaza interior ministry says investigating assassination attempt on Palestinian PM

March 15, 2018 at 5:33 am

Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah [Prime Minister Office/Apaimages]

The Hamas- led Interior Ministry in Gaza Strip said Wednesday it had set up a high level committee to investigate the failed assassination attempt that targeted the convoy of the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami al-Hamdallah during his visit to Gaza on Tuesday.

A spokesman of the Interior Ministry, Iyad al-Bozom told reporters that the security services continue to investigate a number of suspects to reach the perpetrators.

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A security source told Quds Press that the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami al-Hamdallah convoy had just entered Gaza Strip from the Israeli- controlled Erez crossing on Tuesday morning and arrived east of Jabalia when a roadside explosive detonated near his convoy without causing any casualties.

The office of the head of Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh issued a statement saying the two have agreed to blame Israel and its collaborators for the attack.