Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns an attack at the
office of the al-
Satellite Channel in Gaza city, which is part of the state of security
chaos and proliferation of weapons plaguing the Occupied Palestinian
to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 21:00 on Saturday,
07 March, Wissam Hammad, a news producer at al-Jazeera in Gaza city,
received a phone call from an unidentified person, who informed him that
an explosive device had been planted near the door of the office and was
going to be detonated.
received the phone call, Wissam Hammad was in the al-Jazeera office,
which is located on the eleventh floor of the al-Jalaa' Building in the
center of Gaza City. Staff members immediately began to evacuate the
premises, and whilst doing so they found an explosive device at the
office door. A piece of paper found near the device stated the
following: "To those with unfair media consciences, if you think of a
solution it will be well-known. Leave immediately."
statement was signed by persons identifying themselves as "Ghosts of
Sameeh al-Madhoun.” Wa'el al-Dahdouh, an al-Jazeera correspondent in
Gaza, told PCHR that the police were immediately informed, and
deactivated the bomb.
strongly condemns this attack and calls upon all concerned authorities
to search for and bring the perpetrators to justice according to the
rule of law.