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Unidentified assailants target Fatah leaders in Gaza

Nov. 7, 2014 11:11 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 8, 2014 4:28 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Unidentified assailants targeted the homes and cars of several Fatah leaders in the Gaza Strip with explosives early Friday, officials told Ma'an.

The explosives also targeted a platform set up to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of PLO Chairman and Fatah leader Yasser Arafat in al-Katiba square.

An AFP correspondent said at least 10 explosions were heard overnight.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties from the blasts, which were condemned by both Fatah and its rival Hamas.

Fatah spokesman Usama al-Qawasmi said that the explosions targeted the homes of Gaza Governor Abdullah al-Efranji, Fatah MP Faisal Abu Shahla, Revolutionary Council member Abu Juda al-Nahhal, Fatah spokesman Fayiz Abu Aita, and Fatah leaders Abd al-Rahman Hamad, Abd al-Jawad Ziyada, Sharif Abu Watfeh, Jamal Obeid, and Ziyad Matar.

Al-Qawasmi said the attacks "aimed to sabotage the commemoration of the anniversary of Arafat's death."

He and Fatah Central Committee member Hussein al-Sheikh blamed Hamas for the attacks.

But the Hamas movement in a statement condemned the incident, calling it a "criminal act."

It called upon security services in Gaza to investigate into the attacks and bring those responsible for it to justice.

Fatah and Hamas signed a unity deal in April and in June the West Bank and Gaza were brought together under a national consensus government of independent technocrats.

AFP contributed to this report.
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