Palestine: Blast Kills Five At Gaza Rally Marking Israel Pullout

Source: Barron’s

“A bomb blast killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Hamas’s health ministry said, when a rally marking Israel’s 2005 withdrawal from the enclave turned violent. Crowds of Palestinians, many of them teenagers, had gathered near the border with Israel when the violence erupted, a witness and the Israeli army said. A bomb, possibly a hand grenade, carried by a protester detonated during the violence, a witness told AFP on condition of anonymity. The explosion killed five people and wounded 19 others, said the health ministry run by Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.” (09/13/23)