The President of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas interrupted the visit to Jordan after receiving information about the assassination in Gaza, Prime Minister Rami PA Hamdalla and the head of Palestinian intelligence Majid Faraj. In the circumstances, Abbas decided immediately to return to Ramallah, reports RIA Novosti.
Mahmoud Abbas was on a visit in Amman on 12 March and finished it a few hours earlier than planned.
The investigation attempt continues. Security forces of Hamas detained several suspects.
Earlier, the head of the security forces of Hamas in Gaza, «major General» Tawfiq Abu Naim, said that his staff had begun investigating the assassination of Prime Minister Rami PA Hamdalla and the head of Palestinian intelligence Majid Faraj.
Thus, according to the Agency Maan, even before receiving any information about the results of the investigation, Abu Naeem said: «This incident is only profitable (Israeli) occupiers.»
He also noted that on the eve of the three personally tested the security measures on the route of the motorcade of the Prime Minister of the PA.
As reported NEWSru.co.il, at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the route of the motorcade of Prime Minister of the PA Rami Hamdallah and the head of Palestinian intelligence Majid Faraj in Gaza of three explosions. After that government vehicles were fired upon. The attack occurred in the area of Beit Hanoun, in the Northern part of the Gaza strip, shortly after the motorcade Faraj and Hamdallah drove the Erez crossing.
Seven people were injured. One of the three bombs exploded near the car, which was Majid Faraj. However, he does not hurt himself. Was not injured and Rami Hamdallah. Sources in the PA reported that all the wounded from among the guards of the Prime Minister and intelligence chief. It is alleged that their injuries from light to moderate.
After the attack, the program of the visit Faraj and Hamdallah to Gaza has been modified. The delegation of the head of the PA government took part in the opening ceremony of the enterprise of desalination of sea water, then left the sector.
The leadership of the Fatah party blamed the attack on «Islamic resistance movement» (Hamas), which controls the Gaza strip since June 2007. However, Hamas rejected the accusations.
Recall that in October last year in the refugee camp of Nuseirat, in Central Gaza, an attempt was made on the «major General» Tawfik Abu Naim. He was wounded, but survived. Almost immediately after this attempt, the head of Hamas Politburo Ismail Haniyeh accused the Israeli secret service. Later, however, Hamas was chosen as the main version of the involvement of militants «Islamic state». So far none of the suspects have not been apprehended.
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