Thousands of Palestinians and al-Qassam Brigade soldiers attended the funeral procession of six Qassam soldiers in Deir el-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Sunday, after the group accused Israel of being behind their deaths. Hamas’ military wing force, al-Qassam Brigades, marched through the streets holding the coffins of the six soldiers. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh also attended the funeral... Еще. According to Gaza's Ministry of Health, the six soldiers died on Saturday evening following an explosion south of al-Nuseirat refugee camp. Gaza's Ministry of Health said that six Palestinian martyrs arrived at al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital following an explosion Saturday evening, south of al-Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. An unexplained massive explosion took place on Saturday evening in al-Zawaideh town in the central Gaza Strip. Hamas leadership announced that an official statement is to follow. However, Al-Qassam Brigades blamed Israel for «a heinous crime» targeting soldiers of their group during a «complex security and intelligence operation». Tel Aviv denied the allegations. The incident comes at a time of increased tensions in the region, due to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.