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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hamas munitions apparently explode in Gaza neighborhood

Palestine Press Agency reports that a series of powerful explosions rocked Gaza City this morning, injuring one.

It quoted residents as saying that rockets were stored on a lower level of that building.

Evidence that it was a Hamas arms depot hidden in a residential neighborhood comes from the fact that Hamas immediately cordoned off the area, it forcefully prevented journalists from approaching the scene and taking photos, and it evacuated residents in "fear of other explosions that may result from the presence of missiles or weapons inside the building [that could be set off by the] fire which resulted from the explosions."