Security Chaos and Proliferation of Weapons
Misuse Use of Weapons by Armed Groups and Security Forces
10 January 2010
Bombs Detonated in Pharmacy and two Coffee Shops in the Gaza Strip
In the past 4 days, unknown persons detonated bombs in a
pharmacy and two coffee shops in the Gaza Strip. Such attacks are part
of the state of security chaos and proliferation of weapons in the
occupied Palestinian territory.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at
approximately 06:00 on Sunday, 10 January 2010, unknown persons
detonated a bomb at the Khalil al-Rahman Pharmacy, which belongs to
Shadia Farouq Abu Saqer and is located in Jabaliya refugee camp in the
northern Gaza Strip. As a result, the door of the pharmacy and all
glass windows inside were destroyed. The police initiated an
investigation of the attack.
Earlier, at approximately 01:00 on Saturday, 09 January
2010, unknown persons detonated a bomb in a computer gaming cafe
belonging to Hamed Saleem al-Dabbas in the Sheikh Hammouda area of al-Qarara
village, northeast of Khan Yunis. The contents of the cafe, including
10 computers and their accessories, were destroyed. The police
initiated an investigation into the attack.
In the same context, at approximately 19:15 on Wednesday,
06 January 2010, unknown persons detonated a bomb inside Tal al-Qamar
coffee shop, which is located in the al-Maqqousi housing project in the
north of Gaza City and belongs to Deeb al-Bal'awi and Rami al-'Ajrami.
The coffee shop was damaged; police initiated an investigation into the
PCHR strongly condemns these attacks, which are part of
the sate of security chaos and proliferation of weapons plaguing the
occupied Palestinian territory. PCHR calls upon the Attorney-General to
investigate the attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice.