Ten members of a family
from the Abu Sha’ban clan were injured, including 4 women and 3
children, when an explosive device detonated inside their house. The
explosion was caused by the mishandling of the device by a family
member. The Centre views this incident as a continuation of the security
chaos plaguing the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
investigation indicates that at approximately 7:15 on Saturday, 31 May,
a huge explosion rocked the house of Majed Mohammad Abu Sha’ban (55) in
El-Daraj Quarter in Gaza City. The explosion injured 10 members of the
family, including 4 women and 3 children. The injured were taken to
Shifa Hospital for treatment, where the injuries were listed as moderate
to light. The explosion destroyed the house completely and caused
serious damages to a number of nearby houses.
Islam Shehwan, the
spokesman for the Interior Ministry, informed PCHR’s fieldworker that
the explosion was caused by the mishandling of an explosive device by a
family member inside the house.
PCHR is concerned over
the continued falling of victims due to the misuse of weapons or storing
them in civilian areas. The Centre calls upon the authorities to place
adequate restrictions to prevent the recurrence of such tragedies in
order to protect civilian lives and property.