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SOUR EXPLOSION

Hamas denies that one of its weapon depots blew up in southern Lebanon

Hamas denies that one of its weapon depots blew up in southern Lebanon

An explosion hit the Burj al-Shemali Palestinian refugee camp in Sour on Friday night. (Credit: NNA)

BEIRUT — Hamas on Saturday denied the overnight explosion in the Burj al-Shemali Palestinian refugee camp  in the southern Lebanese city of Sour was at one of its weapons depots.  

Here is what we know:

    • In a statement, the Palestinian group said that the reports that a Hamas weapons cache exploded Friday night were false.

    • Hamas said that faulty electrical wiring in a warehouse “containing gas and oxygen canisters as well as detergents and COVID-19 disinfectants” had caused the blast, adding that it denounced the “disinformation campaign” launched by the media.

    • Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported Friday night that an ammunition depot had exploded in Burj al-Shemali, leading to casualties. The number of casualties has remained shrouded in mystery, with a local Civil Defense force representative telling L’Orient Today that one person was killed and ten to twelve injured by the blast, according to information from Hamas.  


BEIRUT — Hamas on Saturday denied the overnight explosion in the Burj al-Shemali Palestinian refugee camp  in the southern Lebanese city of Sour was at one of its weapons depots.  Here is what we know:    • In a statement, the Palestinian group said that the reports that a Hamas weapons cache exploded Friday night were false.    • Hamas said that faulty...