|Palestinian killed by home-made rocket in Beit Hanoun|
|Tuesday, 23 October 2012 00:00|
On Monday, 22 October 2012, Khalil Awad-Allah al-Kafarna (21), from Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, was killed after a home-made rocket landed near his house. This incident demonstrates the situation of security chaos which prevails in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
According to the findings of an investigation conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 15:50 on Monday, 22 October 2012, Khalil al-Kafarna sustained severe shrapnel wounds after a home-made rocket landed near him while he was walking in the al-Madakha area, north of Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip. Al-Kafarna was immediately transferred to Beit Hanoun Governmental Hospital, where he was treated for shrapnel wounds in the abdomen and pelvis and his right arm was amputated. He was then moved to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza due to his critical condition. However, he was pronounced dead at approximately 19:30 on Monday evening.
Police sources informed PCHR fieldworkers that al-Kafarna was injured after a home-made rocket that had been launched by members of a Palestinian resistance group exploded near him.
PCHR strongly condemns this crime which is demonstrative of the situation of security chaos which prevails in the oPt, 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.