The Al-Qassam brigades, the military wing of Hamas, on Thursday morning, announced the death of 20-year-old Khaled Ghalban of Khan Younis during his "mission of jihad in particular."That means either he blew himself up or another Hamas member killed him. There have been recent reports of Hamas infighting.
The announcement said Qassam Ghalbanwas killed in the performance of his duty of jihad, particularly in the task, without giving any details.
The 2009 PalArab self-death count is now at 76.