Explosion hits Palestinian PM’s convoy during rare Gaza visit
search

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Explosion hits Palestinian PM’s convoy during rare Gaza visit

Rami Hamdallah was unharmed during the blast as the PA accuse terrorists in the strip of carrying out the attack

Interior of the car hit by the explosion in Gaza. 

Credit: @mahmoud_221222 on Twitter
Interior of the car hit by the explosion in Gaza. Credit: @mahmoud_221222 on Twitter

An explosion has struck the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister during a rare visit to Gaza, sparking fears of an assassination attempt.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was unharmed but his Palestinian Authority quickly accused Gaza terrorists of trying to kill him.

Three of the vehicles in his convoy were damaged, with their windows blown out. One had signs of blood on the door.

Mr Hamdallah, who operated in the West Bank, arrived in Hamas-run Gaza to inaugurate a long-awaited sewage plant project.

The World Bank, European Union and other European governments have paid nearly 75 million US dollars in funding.

Hamas’ takeover of Gaza from the Palestinian Authority in 2007 and the ensuing Israeli-Egyptian blockade, power shortages and conflicts have delayed the opening of the project for four years.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (left) with Rami Hamdallah (right) during a cabinet meeting in Gaza
Source: Screenshot from Al Jazeera video
Help perform the greatest mitzvah: save a life

While life in Israel has returned to normal and hopes are high that Britain is set for a summer without restrictions thanks to vaccines, for billions around the world there is no such imminent light at the end of the tunnel. In the majority of countries around the globe, particularly the poorest, the vaccine rollout has barely kicked off.

That's why Jewish News, the leading source of news and opinion for the entire UK community, is throwing its full weight behind UNICEF’s VaccinAid campaign by using this platform usually reserved for encouraging donations towards our own journalism to instead urge our readers around the globe to perform the greatest mitzvah: saving a life.

We have never before done this for any charity fundraiser but it's hard to recall a campaign that affects so many people, and indeed an entire planet aching for a return to normality. Just like the Chief Rabbi and Rachel Riley, we hope to boost the mission to deliver two billion vaccines, 165 million treatments and 900 million test kits around the world by the end of this year.

Please donate as much as you can, in the spirit of the Talmudic sages: “to save one life is to save the world entire”

read more:
comments