Washington Post: Roadside bomb targets Palestinian prime minister’s convoy entering Gaza

road side bomb exploded near the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister as he was visiting the Gaza Strip, damaging three escort vehicles and causing minor injuries to seven bodyguards.

The blast, which did not harm Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah, was declared by the Palestinian Authority an assassination attempt and it held Hamas, the Islamist party controlling the Gaza Strip responsible — the latest blow to reconciliation efforts between the divided Palestinians.

For its part, Hamas condemned the incident and opened an investigation, already arresting several suspects.

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