GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants accidentally set off a large blast at a Hamas training base in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing two members of the violent Islamic group and wounding another, a Palestinian medical official said.The only thing relatively rare in this report is that the deaths of still more Palestinian Arab Gazans are put in a context that exposes the proclivity of the jihadists, including and especially their chosen leadership, to bring death and destruction to their own.
Hamas initially blamed Israel for the blast, but later acknowledged that it was caused by a mishandling of explosives, saying its men died while performing a "holy mission." The Israeli military denied involvement.
Hamas security men kept photographers and TV cameramen away from the scene. Dr. Moaiya Hassanain, a Palestinian Health Ministry official, confirmed the deaths.
A pity the mainstream media don't pay more attention to the steady flow of anti-Israel fabrications - and we use the word advisedly - emanating from Pal-Arab sources. See "14-Jun-06: What happened on the beach?" for one example among depressingly many.