Photo Credit: IDF Lt. Col. Richard Hecht / Twitter
A young child in Gaza was killed in an explosion caused by improperly stored weapons at the home of a terrorist in Khan Younis, August 23, 2022

A nine-year-old girl in Gaza was killed Tuesday in an explosion that ripped apart a home in the town of Khan Younis.

IDF international media spokesperson Lt. Col. Richard Hecht said in a statement posted to Twitter the explosion was caused by weapons that were stored in an unsafe manner in the home of a terrorist.

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In addition to the death of the child, at least seven other people were injured in the blast, according to Gaza’s Interior Ministry administered by the enclave’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.