Journalist among 5 killed in Gaza missile dismantling

Gaza City - A foreign journalist was among at least five people killed in northern Gaza on Wednesday as Palestinian experts were dismantling an Israeli missile, medics and officials said.

Emergency services spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra said five people had been killed and several more seriously wounded.

"A number of explosives experts were killed while dismantling an [Israeli] missile in Beit Lahiya," interior ministry spokesperson Iyad al-Buzam told AFP.

He said a foreign journalist was also among the dead.

The foreign journalist was killed while covering the work to dismantle the unexploded missile, although there was no official word on the victim's identity.

At least one other local journalist was badly wounded, an AFP correspondent said.

The blast occurred as Israel and Hamas militants were observing a 72-hour truce which expires at midnight local time as negotiators in Cairo tried to trash out a more permanent ceasefire arrangement.

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Tomorrowss Dreamss 2014/08/13 02:45:13 PM
Oh my goodness, i hope it was not another suicide bombing!!!
Ryno Senekal 2014/08/13 02:46:56 PM
Don't look like work of experts! Look making home made bottle rockets doesn't make you an expert in dismantling missiles!
Tomorrowss Dreamss 2014/08/13 02:49:15 PM
Please just don't blame Israel AGAIN for Gazanians stupidity!
Ennio Morricone 2014/08/13 02:49:17 PM
Set off remotely to hid weapons tech by the Zionists.
Rice Safari 2014/08/13 02:56:57 PM
Not very expert experts?
Linton Read 2014/08/13 03:05:34 PM
Famous last words from the Hamas bomb disposal expert- " please can everyone gather around tightly as I am only going to show you this once." Contender for the Darwin awards.
Dumarah 2014/08/13 03:12:22 PM
Minus 5fools!
Trevor Whitehead 2014/08/13 03:56:51 PM
Dumb Arabs
Lukas Ekisjouvaader 2014/08/13 04:00:47 PM
How many Palestinian explosive experts do you need to dismantle an Israeli missile ........ FIVE
mmmmTim 2014/08/13 04:36:54 PM
Agggh Shame. Really great experts!! I wonder if their suicide bomber trainers are as competent. As for a correspondent who is dumb enough to stand close enough to get hurt ......