|Women Injured by Home-Made Rocket in al-Maghazi Camp and Bomb Detonated in al-Remal Neighborhood in Gaza|
|Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:00|
On Thursday, 16 June 2011, a woman was moderately injured when a home-made rocket hit her house in al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. In another incident, a home-made bomb was detonated in al-Remal neighborhood in the west of Gaza City this morning. These incidents are part of the continued state of security chaos and proliferation of weapons in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 22:30 on Thursday, 16 June 2011, a home-made rocket hit the first floor of a 3-storey house belonging to Suleiman ‘Ayash Abu ‘Owaida in al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. As a result, Samia ‘Ayash Abu ‘Owaida, 18, was injured by shrapnel throughout his body, and the house and neighboring house belonging to Sameer Sa’id Abu Jayab was damaged. The police arrived at the area and opened an investigation, and officers of the Internal Security Service took the remaining parts of the rocket.
In a separate incident, at approximately 00:00 on Sunday, 19 June 2011, a heavy blast rocked al-Remal neighborhood in the west of Gaza City. The blast resulted from the explosion of a bomb thrown by unknown person on a space near Ansar security compound. No casualties were reported.
PCHR is concerned over increasing casualties resulting from the misuse of weapons, which is part of the state of security chaos and proliferation of weapons in the oPt. PCHR calls upon competent authorities to investigate these incidents, take necessary steps to ensure their non-recurrence and to provide protection to civilians.