Not killed by Israeli drone, as originally claimed.
This could become a series.
Call it the Palestinian Terrorist ‘Work Accident’ Series:
- Palestinian rocket commander ‘accidentally’ blows himself up
- Senior Hamas terrorist Imad al-Alami *accidentally* shoots himself in the head
- Hamas explosives chief accidentally blows himself up
Add two members of the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to the list.
The PFLP was the group Rasmea Odeh, the supermarket bomber who killed two Jewish students in 1969, belonged to. It’s also the group of the first female hijacker, Leila Khaled, who is a darling of the left and anti-Israel campus activists. Khaled is revered by ‘soldier slapper’ Ahed Tamimi:
On July 29, two Palestinian men in Gaza were killed in an explosion, reportedly by an Israeli drone:
Two Palestinian men were killed in an Israeli military strike on the northern Gaza Strip just after midnight on Sunday, Gaza’s Health Ministry said. The ministry identified the two as Ayman Angar and Mohand Hamouda, both 24.
According to reports in the coastal enclave, the airstrike targeted a group of young people who had gathered near a cemetery.
The deaths may have resulted from a work accident involving a Palestinian militant cell. The Israeli military questioned the validity of the report, however, and said Hamas blames Israel for incidents it has no connection with.
Despite Israeli suggestions it might be a work accident, Palestinian groups blamed Israel (with a slightly different transliteration of the names, Ayman al-Najjar and Muhannad Hamouda):
But then the Gaza health ministry (run by Hamas) backtracked, and admitted the men were killed in a work accident:
The two Palestinians who died in the Gaza Strip late Sunday night were killed by an accidental explosion and not by Israeli fire, the Gaza Health Ministry said Monday.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s military wing said the two men had been among its operatives and that they were killed while “fulfilling their duty.”
Sources in Gaza told Haaretz it appeared that a group of young men tried to fire a rocket at Israel and were killed when it exploded.
The two Palestinian men were killed in the northern Gaza Strip just after midnight on Sunday, according to the ministry. The ministry identified the two as Ayman Angar and Mohand Hamouda, both 24.
In the funeral photos (above), the men are draped in the flag of the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigade, the military wing of the PFLP.
The men killed were identified as PFLP members in photos released by the PFLP:
On his Facebook page, Al-Najjar is photographed with the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigade Flag:
He also is a fan of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah:
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