IDF: Islamic Jihad behind explosion at Gaza hospital and park

The emblem of Islamic Jihad. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The Israel Defense Forces said that the Palestinian terror group Islamic Jihad was behind the explosions at Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital and a park in the Al-Shati refugee camp.

The explosion at the hospital and nearby park left 10 dead and 40 wounded, Ma’an News Agency reported, quoting Gaza health officials. 

“A short while ago, terrorists in Gaza fired rockets at Israel. 1 of them hit Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. The other hit Al-Shati refugee camp,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said on Twitter. 

The blast may have been the result of a technical malfunction of a long-range Iranian-built Fajr-5 rocket that contained a 220-pound payload, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. 

Posted on July 28, 2014 .