The explosion reportedly occurred while Hamas militants were preparing explosives to use in an attack against Israel.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reported on over the weekend that a massive explosion occurred at a home in Gaza belonging to a Hamas militant, leading to the injuries of approximately 30 people. According to the IDF, Hamas militants were preparing explosives inside the home to attack Israel when the event took place. The IDF also released images on Twitter revealing how significant the damage was.
Furthermore, the explosion took place in a civilian area. Hamas, which is the Iranian-sponsored terror proxy headquartered in Gaza, claims it is investigating the incident.
Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee, the Arab-speaking spokesman for the IDF, said that “The story of this house is the story of many homes in the Strip. They have been turned into warehouses for weapons, military parts and missiles for terrorist organizations, and the people who pay the price in the end are the innocent civilians.”
At least two of the injuries are considered to be serious.