|Palestinian wounded by home-made rocket near his house in Rafah|
|Thursday, 18 October 2012 00:00|
On Wednesday, 14 October 2012, Salem Salim (24), from al-Shoka village, east of Rafah, was injured after a home-made rocket landed near his house.
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), including the victim's testimony, at approximately 18:45 on Wednesday, 14 October 2012, Salim was riding a cart nearly 100 meters away from his house, located in al-Nahda neighborhood, in al-Shoka village, east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.
He explained, "I saw fire near me, 10 meters above ground-level, then I heard a loud explosion before I fainted." He added that he regained consciousness while in Abu-Yousif hospital in Rafah, where medical sources confirmed that he had sustained bruises and burns throughout his body. His wounds were described as moderate.
Police sources informed PCHR fieldworkers that Salim was injured after a home-made rocket exploded near him.
PCHR strongly condemns this crime which is demonstrative of the situation of security chaos which prevails in the occupied Palestinian territory, in which the rule of law is repeatedly attacked. PCHR calls upon the government in Gaza to take the necessary measures to protect the lives of Palestinian civilians.