Gaza Bomb Disposal Team Hit By Blast

gazaSix people were killed in the Gaza Strip when an Israeli missile exploded amid attempts to dismantle it. The dead included two journalists – an Italian and a Palestinian – and a number of bomb disposal officers.

The incident happened in the town of Beit Lahiya, in the north of the Gaza Strip.

It comes hours before a three-day ceasefire agreed between Israel and the Palestinians is due to expire.

Indirect talks aimed at finding a long-term solution to the Gaza conflict having been taking place in Cairo involving negotiators from the two sides.

Among those killed in yesterday’s explosion was Simone Camilli, a video journalist working for several international agencies, including Associated Press.

Some 2,000 people have died since the fighting in Gaza began on 8 July.

Those killed include more than 1,900 Palestinians, mostly civilians, according to the UN.

Sixty-four Israeli soldiers have been killed in the violence and three civilians in Israel have also died.


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