On Friday, 7 November, 2008, 5 civilians were injured when an
explosive device exploded near a police station in Deir al-Balah.
This incident is a continuation of the security chaos plaguing the
Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
According to investigation conducted by the Palestinian Center for
Human Rights (PCHR), at about 8:20 on Friday, 7 November, 2008, 5
civilians were injured by shrapnel when an explosive device
exploded. The device was placed near the easter wall of a police
station in the center of Deir al-Balah, in middle Gaza. The injured
civilians were taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah
for treatment. Medical sources described the wounds as light. The
explosion also caused material damages to a shop a Subaru car
parking in the vicinity.
PCHR notes with grave concern that casualties continue to be caused
by the misuse of weapons and alls upon conducting serious
investigations to bring the perpetrators to justice.