|Explosion outside Restaurant in Jabalia Refugee Camp, Northern Gaza Strip|
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 00:00|
On Thursday, 4 October 2012, an explosion occurred at ‘Rab'a Café and Restaurant’ in Jabalia refugee camp, following the planting of an explosive device in front of the restaurant, and resulting in severe damage to the property.
At approximately 1:30am, a violent explosion shook the Block (1) area of Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, after the device exploded at the entrance of ‘Rab'a Café and Restaurant’, the property of civilian Hani Awad Rab'a. The explosion caused material damage inside the restaurant, but no injuries were reported. The incident also incited fear in civilians who live near the site of the explosion. Palestinian police attended the scene immediately and opened an investigation in the incident. Mr Rab'a informed PCHR fieldworkers that security cameras installed in the restaurant showed two unidentified persons planting the device in front of the restaurant before the explosion.
PCHR condemns this attack, which is demonstrative of the increased proliferation of weapons and recent rise in the number of assaults in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), contrary to the rule of law. PCHR calls upon the Office of the Attorney General to investigate this crime and bring the perpetrators to justice.