04 February 2010
Explosion Kills One Man and Injures Five in Gaza
On Wednesday morning, an explosion occurred in an
apartment building in Gaza City, killing a member of the Palestinian
resistance and injuring 5 persons, including a couple and their two
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at
approximately 09:30 on Wednesday, a explosion from an unknown source
occurred in a rented flat in a 3-storey apartment building in al-Sahaba
Street in the east of Gaza City. As a result, a man was killed and 5
persons, including a couple and their two children, were moderately to
seriously injured. The Palestinian police arrived at the scene and
opened an investigation.
The official web site of the 'Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades
(the armed wing of Hamas) identified the man who was killed as one of
their members - Abu Dajana 'Abdul Rahman, 23, from the Sheikh Radwan
neighborhood in Gaza City - and stated that he was killed in the course
of a Jihad mission.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights reiterates its
call for Palestinian resistance groups not to store explosives in
residential areas to avoid hurting civilians, and states that the
storage of weapons in civilian-populated areas constitutes a violation
of international legal rules related to the protection of civilians.