On Sunday morning, 13 April 2008, a Palestinian was killed and 2 others were
seriously wounded as a result of a mysterious explosion that occurred in a house
in the northern Gaza Strip town of Jabalya.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 10:40 on Sunday,
13 April 2008, a heavy explosion occurred in a house belonging to Nour al-Din
Ahmed al-Mutawaq in Jabalya town in the northern Gaza Strip. The explosion was
followed by successive ones and fire broke out in the house. Medical and civil
defense crews arrived at the area to extinguish fire and evacuate the wounded.
They found the body of one of the owner’s sons, 17-year-old Hussein, inside the
house. They also evacuated two young men who were seriously wounded.
According to PCHR’s field investigations
and eyewitnesses’ testimonies, the explosions resulted from home-made bombs.
PCHR is gravely concerned over increasing
casualties resulting from the misuse of weapons, and calls upon concerned bodies
to take effective measures to ensure the non-occurrence of such incidents and to
provide protection for civilians and their property.