As far as I could see in all the very detailed shots and news reports of the place, THERE WAS NO CRATER! How could that be? I mean, an artillery shell should leave a BIG crater - especially in the sand, right? I suspect that as it happened with the Qassam-loaded Hamas truck whcih exploded in the midst of an "extravaganza show", here too, it was some kind of mishandling of an explosive device by a member of a Palestinian terror group. At the time the PA was interesting on exposing Hamas now it seems that they ganged-up again blaming Israel for all their shortcomins. Israel has mistaken again for taking the blame too quickly without investigating first. Maybe Israel should be more careful with this and remember that honor and truth are NOT appreciated in the Arab world - not when dealing with non-Muslims.
Palestinian Red Crescent: 568 Palestinians wounded in W. Bank and E. Jerusalem on Saturday (Haaretz)
from the article: Peretz: Gaza beach blast may have internal Palestinian cause