Security sources announced today that members of Hamas placed explosives in front of the home of police captain Abu Wael Saada from the Jala’ neighborhood in Gaza City late last night.
The sources reported the explosion resulted in the destruction of the front door.
Immediately afterwards, an exchange of fire took place between the Saada family and Hamas operatives.
Palestinian Police, security forces, and explosive experts, arrived at the scene, and confirmed that the house had incurred damage, no injuries were reported.
An investigation has been opened into the incident and the perpetrators are being pursued, a Palestinian security source said.
Both the Interior the National Security Ministries strongly condemned the attack, which they said constitute a danger to the lives of citizens and are a clear violation of law.
The two ministries also said they would not deal lightly with lawbreakers, and will bring them to justice.