Security Chaos and Proliferation of Weapons

Misuse Use of Weapons by Armed Groups and Security Forces

Field Update

27 January 2010

 

Naval Police Officer's Car Blown up in Gaza

On Tuesday morning, 26 January 2009, unknown persons detonated a bomb in a car belonging to a naval police officer in Gaza City.  No casualties were reported. 

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 07:10 on Tuesday, unknown persons detonated a bombs under a car belonging to Maher Ibrahim al-Li, 36, an officer of the naval police, when it was parked near his house in al-Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City.  The back of the car was heavily damaged, but no casualties were reported. The police arrived at the area and initiated an investigation.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) notes the recurrence of such explosions recently in the Gaza Strip, the latest of which was the explosion of two cars in Gaza City, without results of investigations in such attacks being revealed.   On Tuesday, 13 January 2010, unknown persons detonated a bomb under a police vehicle near al-'Abbas police station in the west of Gaza City.  The vehicle was heavily damaged, but no casualties were reported.  Earlier on the same day, a bomb was detonated in a car belonging to Mohammed Salam al-Ghussain, an officer of the naval police, in al-Daraj neighborhood in the east of Gaza City.  The car was heavily damaged, but no casualties were reported.

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 them and bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

 

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