On Saturday morning, 17 May 2009, Ahmed Ali Hamdan,
13, was killed by shrapnel from an explosive device. He had been playing
with the device inside his family home, which is located in Block “G” of
Khan Yunis refugee camp in the south of the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights’ (PCHR)
investigations indicate that, at approximately 08:15 on Saturday, Hamdan
was killed by shrapnel to the upper part of the body. He had been
playing with the fuse of a missile when it detonated. His corpse was
brought to Nasser Hospital.
Nidal Killab, Public Relations Officer of the Khan
Yunis police, told PCHR that the Attorney-General’s office had opened an
investigation into the accident. The remains of the missile's fuse are
in police custody.
PCHR is gravely
concerned over increasing casualties resulting from the misuse of
weapons. PCHR calls upon all relevant bodies to take measures intended
to ensure the non-recurrence of such incidents.