Five explosions targeting parked cars belonging to members of various Palestinian factions rocked Gaza City on Sunday, according to a statement from Iyad al-Buzom, spokesman of Gaza’s ministry of interior.
Police sources and witnesses confirmed the explosions..
The explosions took place in the Shiekh Ridhwan neighborhood and happened in quick succession around 6 AM local time (11 p.m. Saturday, EDT).
Police sources and eyewitness said the bombs were planted on cars used by members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Hospital sources said two people were wounded in the blasts.
Gaza by explosions
It is not yet known who planted the bombs.
The Gaza strip has been riven by internal divisions.
During last year’s Gaza conflict, which took place in July and August, Hamas used the chaos to settle scores and carry out “horrific abuses . . . some of which amount to war crimes” against fellow Palestinians, according to Philip Luther, director of the Middle East and North Africa program at Amnesty International.