A peaceful weapons lab blows up in peaceful post-withdrawal Gaza. From Haaretz, with thanks to Cid Martel:
At least four people were killed and 27 more were wounded when an explosion destroyed a weapons laboratory in the home of a senior Hamas figure after nightfall Monday in Gaza City, residents and hospital officials said.
Ten of the wounded people were listed in moderate condition. One of the dead was a woman.
The house belonged to Nidal Farhat, a senior member of Hamas’ military wing.
“The Israeli army has no connection with this incident,” an Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman said.
The IDF said blast was likely a “work accident” caused when Hamas operatives were preparing Qassam rockets in the house in the city’s Saja’iyeh neighborhood.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called the explosion “regrettable” and said “security is investigating the cause.”