The State of Qatar expressed strong condemnation and denunciation over the explosion attempt targeting the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in the Gaza Strip.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry described the attempt as a desperate act to disrupt Palestinian reconciliation.

The statement urged the Palestinian parties to unite and move forward to achieve the reconciliation and the aspirations of the Palestinian people.

The statement reiterated the State of Qatar's full support to the Palestinians for self-determination and the restoration of all of their legitimate rights, including the establishment of an independent and sovereign State on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.