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Like 'Monty Python': TV details how Hamas 'accidentally' fired at Tel Aviv

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Mar 15, 2019 3:19 PM 1+ week ago

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.

The Egyptians then called Israeli defense chiefs and relayed what they had been told. Israel told the Egyptian delegation to leave Gaza -- the delegates crossed into Israel at the Erez crossing -- and then began its retaliatory strikes on Hamas targets.

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