Security Chaos and Misuse of Weapons

Misuse of Weapons by Armed Groups or Servicemen

Field Update

02 February 2010

 

Car Blown up in Khan Yunis and Fire Set in Resort's Entrance in Gaza

This morning, unknown persons detonated a bomb in a car belonging to Yousef Sarsour, a Hamas leader in Khan Yunis, and fire was set in the entrance of al-Basha resort in Gaza City.  These two attacks are part of the state of security chaos and misuse of weapons plaguing the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 03:00 on Tuesday, 02 February 2010, unknown persons detonated a bomb in a white Subaru belonging to Yousef Mohammed Sarsour, 51, a Hamas leader in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern the Gaza Strip.  The car was destroyed and two children who had been sleeping in their home were hit by glass fragments as a result of the explosion.  The two children were evacuated to Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis for medical treatment.  Medical sources described their injuries as light.

In a separate incident, at approximately 05:30 on Tuesday, 02 February 2010, unknown persons set fire in the entrance of al-Basha resort in al-Daraj neighborhood in the east of Gaza City.  The resort belongs to Mohammed Zakareya al-Sawafiri.  The entrance and the banner of the resort were damaged.

PCHR strongly condemns these two attacks which are part of the state of security chaos and misuse of weapons.  PCHR calls upon the office of the Attorney-General to open serious investigations into these incidents and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

 

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