A Hamas terrorist accidentally blew himself up on Wednesday in an attempt to “neutralize an Israeli munition,” the Times of Israel reported.
The terrorist, Abdel Rahim Abbas, was a commander in the Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas. The explosion occurred during an inspection of Hamas’ bomb disposal unit’s headquarters, when Abbas accidentally caused the munition to catch fire and explode.
The ensuing fire was contained and extinguished, but Abbas died from the explosion.
U.N. Watch’s Hillel Neuer tweeted sardonically, “Another Gaza human rights activist accidentally blows himself up.”
Terrorists seem to have a knack for accidentally killing themselves. In February, one of Hamas’ founders Imad al-Alami, died from accidentally shooting himself in the head while he was cleaning his gun.
There have also been instances of terrorists accidentally lighting themselves on fire: