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Report: Misfired Hamas test rocket hits Palestininan fishing boat, killing three

Report: Misfired Hamas test rocket hits Palestininan fishing boat, killing three

The propagandists at the Palestine Information Network claimed it was Israeli shelling, something not even Hamas is claiming.

I’m not sure this qualifies as a “work accident” since the terrorists handing and firing the rocket were not the ones killed, but it does illustrate the phenomenon of Hamas mishandling its own explosive devices.

AP via ABC News reports:

Three Palestinian fishermen were killed Sunday after a blast ripped through their boat off the Gaza shore, officials said, in what appeared to be an explosion caused by a misfired rocket launched by the ruling Hamas militant group.

Nezar Ayyash, a spokesman for the local fisherman’s association, said the men — two brothers and a cousin — were working off the coast of the southern town of Khan Younis when the explosion happened.

The cause of the blast wasn’t immediately clear, but there were growing indications that it was the result of a misfired rocket. Hamas, which has fought three wars with Israel, is believed to possess thousands of rockets.

Minutes before the explosion, local media reported that Hamas was test-firing rockets toward the sea.

Hamas, which is usually quick to cast blame on Israel, instead said it was launching an investigation. And relatives of the fishermen posted a statement on Facebook describing them as “the martyrs of living who were killed when a local mortar shell hit their boat.”

Rami al-Laham, who runs the family Facebook page, said the post was published before the investigation was launched.

“For now, it’s mystery and nobody knows how” they were killed, he said. However, four hours after the investigation was announced, he said no one from Hamas or the government had contacted the family.

The propagandists at Palestine Information Network claimed it was Israeli shelling, something not even Hamas is claiming:

Iranian PressTV is spreading the fake news citing that same source:

Haaretz reports:

Three fishermen were killed on Sunday when their boat exploded off the Gaza Strip, a blast that a human rights group said was likely caused by errant Palestinian rocket fire, refuting earlier reports of Israeli fire.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights said the boat was two miles offshore when the shell hit and “completely destroyed it.”

“The center condemns the incident, which indications suggest mostly likely occurred as a result of resistance training,” said the statement, referring to Palestinian militant groups….

The Israeli military said in response to reports earlier on Sunday by Palestinian media that “the Israeli navy did not fire” at the Strip, and said “our indications show that their deaths were caused by an explosion inside Gaza.”

The Interior Ministry in Gaza, which is run by the Islamist group Hamas, said it was investigating the incident.

Hamas’ armed wing said it opened an investigation into the “painful incident” and would publish the results as soon as possible.

From our archives of Palestinian Work Accidents:

[Featured Image: Rocket fired by Hamas from civilian area of Gaza, May 4, 2019]


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“Ope, that’s going to leave a mark”

broomhandle | March 8, 2021 at 6:15 pm

Why are a bunch of Arab terrorists allowed to call themselves Philistines and occupy Israel?

I’m surprised this sort of thing doesn’t happen more often in Gaza.

These men were just trying earn a living. They’re dead and I doubt their family will get the ‘martyr’s pension’…

    JusticeDelivered in reply to markinct. | March 9, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Is there any proof that these three fisherman’s attitudes were any different than their fellows? I would be really surprised if that was the case.

Sounds like they caught a big one!

John Kerry amd obama may as well been behind the rocket launcher.

Such mishegoss even the Three Stooges or Gilligan would scoff in disbelief at their ineptitude. At least they were smart enough to blow themselves up away from innocent civilians. That last thing they would certainly want was fo others to get hurt.

LeftWingLock | March 9, 2021 at 2:09 am

Personally, I blame Trump. I hope Pelosi adds the deaths of these innocent fishermen to the charges in his next impeachment.

The notion of Pals killing Pals accidentally in “work accidents” is symbolic of everything the Pals have done and do since the beginning of time.

    MajorWood in reply to shrinkDave. | March 9, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Palestinian Lives Matter. Seems applicable since 90% of blacks are killed by other blacks. Nowadays there seems to be a consistent pattern where “victim classes” cause themselves more harm than that from the alleged oppressors. I guess it goes back to “having a resentment is like drinking poison and hoping that the other person dies.”

      JusticeDelivered in reply to MajorWood. | March 9, 2021 at 7:29 pm

      I bet that 9% who are killed by people of other races have it coming. That was the case for Thugvon and Brown.

and yet palestinians/hamas are outraged that israel views these weapons as a legitimate threat–the missiles are a threat to ALL innocents, regardless of political/ethnic background–whether “accidents” such as this or deliberate attacks from hamas

So some Islamist news source blames Israel for some other Islamist idiots killing Palestinians? We have heard this story so many times that it got old with the 10,837th telling. The feel-good stories are the ones when some terrorist bombmakers blow the crap out of themselves. Let’s hear more of the latter.