Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and PA General Intelligence Services Chief Majid Faraj survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday after entering the Gaza Strip, official PA television reported.
“There is a big plot against us all,” said Hamdallah following the attack. “What happened today strengthens our determination to achieve reconciliation. I will return to the Gaza Strip.”
“Hamdallah and Faraj survived an assassination attempt,” Palestine TV posted on its Facebook page.
Hamdallah’s motorcade was targeted by an explosion, according to al-Jazeera.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s office said, “Hamas bears full responsibility for the cowardly targeting of the prime minister’s motorcade in Gaza,” according to the official PA news site Wafa.
Hamdallah and Faraj came to Gaza to attend a ceremony to mark the opening of a new wastewater treatment plant in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza.