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6 killed as unexploded Israeli missile blows up in northern Gaza
Published Wednesday 13/08/2014 (updated) 16/08/2014 10:58
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Palestinian emergency personnel evacuate a wounded man
following an Israeli air strike on a market place in the Shujaiyya
neighborhood near Gaza City, on July 30, 2014.(AFP Marco Longari)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Six people were killed and another six were critically injured after an unexploded Israeli missile blew up in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, witnesses and a health ministry spokesman said.

Ashraf al-Qidra identified three of the dead as Bilal Muhammad al-Sultan, 27, Taysir Ali al-Hum, 40, and Hazem Ahmad Abu Murad, 38.

Among the dead are a foreign reporter for The Associated Press and a local journalist, a Ma'an reporter said.

The bodies and the injured were taken to Kamal Adwan hospital, al-Qidra added.

Later, medical sources announced that Saeed Talal Salman succumbed to wounds he suffered in the explosion earlier in the day.

Palestinian photojournalist Hatem Moussa was also injured in the explosion.

Witnesses said the incident occurred as a police engineering team was attempting to defuse an Israeli missile that hit near the al-Sheikh Zayid towers days earlier, but did not explode.

Nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's offensive on Gaza, most of them civilians.
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1 ) unbelievable / UK
13/08/2014 13:29
Please do not tell me a crowd of people including journos, were that bored and that ignorant, to stand around watch an unexploded missile.

2 ) Mel / USA
13/08/2014 15:45
#1: unbelievable/UK: "Please do not tell me", that criminal Israel was so cruel & contemptuous as to "stand around watch" its sovereign military drop 85,000 TONS of hi-tech/guided BOMBS,MISSILES,SHELLS&experimental weps? on 1.8 MILLION humans/refugees(1/2 being children -17yrs)CRAMMED into a concentration/POW camp 25 mls long X 4.5 miles wide knowing that people HAVE NOWHERE to run to,from exploding or "unexploded missile(s)". Israeli tactics=secondary, tertiary KILLS!

3 ) Wakas Mir / Norway
13/08/2014 15:58
To the insensitive person commenting as "unbelievable" don't tell me you are a human being that after reading a news article seeing people dying you are trying to bring in irony..

4 ) steven shwerd / usa
13/08/2014 16:29
it didn't just blow up. someone who didn't know better tried to take it apart. besides what are innocent people doing close enough? the police or hamas should havbe blocked off the area. totally irresponsible

5 ) ML / UK
13/08/2014 17:11
More information about it here. http://nyti.ms/1yvGsC8

6 ) JoeFattal / USA
13/08/2014 19:31
If the US stop giving Israel all them sophisticated weapons maybe peace will be the in area. I just can't believe the US is providing that much weapons to Israel to fight few thousands armed militants and over a million of civilian population, striking the city and inflicting thousands of civilian, women and children. That's billion of dollars against who?. Hamas. Or, the civilian population. No wonder John Kerry critisize Israel for off their off-pinpoint targeting.

7 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
13/08/2014 21:14
Gosh, JoeFattal. If you colonists hadn't invaded north america with your guns and cannons, maybe the redskins wouldda sent you back to Europe where you invaded from and they'd be living in peace today without all your American military-industrial garbage and guns that kill. Dont' you Yanks kill 36,000 of yourselves every year? That's more in one year than all the Palestinians killed in the last 65 years! And I'll be you're a proud NRA member too.

8 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
13/08/2014 21:28
And you know what, Joe? If Iran didn't send rockets and weapons to Hamas and PIJ, and if Qatar stopped paying them hundreds of millions of charity, maybe Hamas would get the message and adopt a policy of peace, not war. No wonder most of the world despises Hamas - becuase they are jihadists who spit on you Americans as much as they like to kill us Jews. Don't worry, they want to kill you too.

9 ) Arnold / Canada
13/08/2014 21:31
Wakas Mir / Norway. # 3. I find it completely normal for Palestinians to die this way. Let me ask you this question. Why were there bystanders around when some fool who thiks he is a weapons technician decides to fiddle around with a bomb. Smart people would demand a police presence to keep crowds away. These Palestinians are just DUMB.
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