Blasts target Fatah officials in Gaza

Fatah spokesman Fayz Abu Eita said that his home and car was severely damaged when unidentified people blew up an explosive charge outside his home

Blasts target Fatah officials in Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

A series of coordinated blasts targeted homes of Palestinian group Fatah in the Gaza Strip early Friday, eyewitnesses said.

"The explosions were coordinated," an eyewitness told Anadolu Agency.

Fatah spokesman Fayz Abu Eita said that his home and car was severely damaged when unidentified people blew up an explosive charge outside his home.

"The blast has caused severe damage to the three-storey building," he told AA.

No casualties were reported.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the blasts.

A Palestinian security source said that an investigation has been launched into the blasts.

Fatah movement, which is led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, termed the blasts as an "organized terrorist crime".

"The explosions torpedo the pillars of reconciliation," the movement said in a statement.

Fatah and rival group Hamas signed a reconciliation deal in April to heal seven years of divisions which had led to the establishment of two separate seats of government in the West Bank and Gaza after Hamas routed troops loyal to Abbas and assumed control over the Gaza Strip in 2007.

The deal has resulted in the formation of a unity government in June.

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