Field Update


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 children.


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. 



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