On Friday, 29 August 2008, 2 sisters, including a child, were
wounded when an RBJ projectile fired from a nearby training site of
a Palestinian resistance group hit their home in the northern Gaza
Strip town of Jabalya. This incident is part of the state of
security chaos prevailing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately
08:10 on Friday, 29 August 2008, an RBJ projectile fired by gunmen
who were training in the east of Jabalya town hit a house belonging
to Hassan Salah Junaid, 45. The projectile exploded inside the house
and wounded 2 of the owner’s daughters:
Asmaa’, 19, seriously wounded by shrapnel
throughout the body and her right hand was amputated; and
Hiba, 14, wounded by shrapnel to the left
Additionally, the house was heavily damaged.
It is worth noting that a man was killed and 2 children were wounded
in similar circumstances in the past 10 days in the southern Gaza
Strip towns of Khan Yunis and Rafah.
PCHR is gravely concerned over such attacks that have caused
casualties among Palestinian civilians, and which are part of the
state of security chaos and misuse of weapons prevailing in the
Occupied Palestinian Territory. PCHR calls upon authorized bodies to
investigate this latest attack and bring the perpetrators to
justice. PCHR further calls upon Palestinian
resistance groups to conduct their military training away from
civilian populated areas to avoid civilian casualties.