Low-level Gaza member touched rockets, setting them off by mistake, Israeli report says; fire came as Hamas chiefs were meeting with incredulous Egyptian mediators”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Like Monty Python: TV details how Hamas ‘accidentally’ fired rockets at Tel Aviv
by Staff
March 15, 2019

The two Gaza rockets that almost brought Israel and Hamas to war late Thursday were fired by accident, Israel’s Channel 13 news reported Friday, when low-level Hamas operatives “messed with” a Gaza beach rocket launcher that was set up to fire toward Tel Aviv in the event of future conflict. The report said the farcical chain of events that almost led to war was “like something out of Monty Python,” referring to the legendary British comedy group. The report said news of rocket sirens blaring in Tel Aviv broke as Yihya Sinwar and other Hamas leaders were meeting with an Egyptian delegation trying to mediate eased Israeli economic restrictions on Gaza. READ MORE

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