Palestinian sources reported Friday [October 25, 2013] that a car owned by a senior resistance fighter was hit by an explosion in the center of the Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.The explosion did not lead to any casualties, but completely destroyed the car, and caused damage to nearby homes.
The Maan News Agency has reported that unknown persons placed an explosive charge in the car of the fighter, only identified as “A. D”, and apparently left the scene before the explosives went off.
The car belongs to a leader of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), an armed group operating in Gaza.
Israeli sources alleged that the attack is part of internal conflicts within the PRC.
Fighters of the Salah Ed-Deen Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committee, along with fighters of the Army of Islam, and the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, were behind the abduction of Israeli corporal Gilad Shalit from an Israeli military base across the border on June 25 2006.
Despite repeated wars, invasions and recruiting collaborators, Israel never managed to free Shalit until a prisoner-swap agreement was reached, under direct Egyptian mediation, securing his release on October 18 2011.
Israel released 477 Palestinian detainees on the day of Shalit’s release, while the rest were released two months later. The deal led to the release of 1027 Palestinian political prisoner.