Mysterious blast in Gaza kills head of terror rocket unit

A Palestinian father and son were killed in Gaza city in an apparent “work accident.”

By: World Israel News Staff

A Palestinian father and son were killed and a third person was wounded in a mysterious blast Sunday morning in a house in Gaza City.

Palestinian sources identified the man as Ahmad Mansour Hassan, 35, the head of Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades rocket unit in Gaza. He is closely affiliated with Hamas. His 13-year-old son Louay was killed as well.

The Palestinian police said they were killed by unexploded IDF munitions that went off when they were tampering with it.

The Hamas-affiliated al-Aqsa station reported it was a “work accident,” meaning that they were killed as a result of an explosive device that exploded prematurely.

The Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar station reported that the explosion was not caused by an Israeli strike.

The incident occurred after an extremely violent weekend during which Gaza-based terrorists fired some 200 rockets at Israel, and in response, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out the largest wave of daytime strikes against Hamas terror targets in Gaza since Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014, bombing some 40 terror targets.