In an official statement on Tuesday, the Hamas terror organization dismissed Fatah’s accusations that it was behind the attempted assassination of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Hamas also hinted that Israel was behind the attack, which has reportedly injured several people.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh Photo Credit: Emad Nassar/Flash90

Hamas has condemned the attack on Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah after an explosion struck his convoy just as it was entering the Gaza Strip. In an official statement on its English language website on Tuesday, the terror organization said it considered the incident an attempt to undermine efforts towards Palestinian reconciliation.

In its statement, Hamas said the apparent assassination attempt was the work of those responsible for the assassination of its senior member Mazen Fuqaha and the attempted assassination of its General Tawfik Abu Naim last year. Hamas has previously blamed “the Zionist enemy” for these incidents.

Hamas also responded to the accusations of the Palestinian Authority that it was behind the attack. “Hamas condemns the ready accusations by the Palestinian presidency against Hamas,” read the statement.  “[Hamas] calls for the security services and the ministry of interior to open an urgent and immediate investigation into the incident in order to know who is responsible for it and to bring the perpetrators to the court.”