Explosion strikes Palestinian PM's convoy in Gaza

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According to media reports citing police, the official is safe and attending a scheduled event after the incident.

A roadside bomb went off as the convoy of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and PA intelligence chief Majed Faraj entered the Gaza Strip from Israel.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was unharmed Tuesday but his Palestinian Authority quickly accused Gaza militants of trying to kill him. "The challenge will be determining which ideas can be realistically implemented in light of the fact that the Palestinians of Gaza continue to suffer under the authoritarian rule of Hamas", he added.

Hamdallah, who operated in the West Bank, arrived in Hamas-run Gaza to inaugurate the sewage plant and said there that the attack will "not deter from seeking to end the bitter split".

It is Hamdallah's second visit to the Gaza Strip since the signing of an Egyptian-brokered "reconciliation" agreement between the West Bank's governing Fatah faction and Gaza's Hamas rulers late a year ago.

Hamas, which is listed as a terrorist organization in a number of countries, including in the United States and Israel, gained control of the Gaza Strip after a short war with Fatah in 2007.

The Trump administration will host a "brainstorming session" at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

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