Hamas Falsely Blamed for Incident Involving PA Prime Minister

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Hamas Falsely Blamed for Incident Involving PA Prime Minister

by Stephen Lendman

Targeted killings are longstanding US and Israeli practices, used in persuing their imperial agendas.

Numerous Hamas and other Palestinian officials were assassinated earlier – car bombings a favorite Israeli tactic, by no means the only one.

On Tuesday, a bomb was detonated near PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah's vehicle in Gaza. He and PA intelligence chief Majed Faraj was unscathed, several bystanders slightly injured.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh condemned the attack, promising a full investigation into what happened.

No one so far claimed responsibility. Abbas shamefully blamed Hamas for the incident, a statement from his office, saying "this attack against the convoy of the prime minister (was) aimed at efforts and steps by (Abbas) to end division and achieve reconciliation," adding:

"Whoever carried out this act directly serves the i
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