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.


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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.