This morning, a child died from an injury he sustained yesterday
when he mishandled a home-made bomb fuse. This morning also, 3 children were injured by the explosion of a similar
object in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun. These incidents are part of the phenomenon of
the proliferation of weapons in the occupied Palestinian territory.
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for
Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 08:00 on Thursday, 14 February 2013,
medical sources at Shifa Hopsital in Gaza City declared than Emad Mohammed Abu
Qadous, 4, died from injuries he sustained on Wednesday by the explosion of a
home-made bomb fuse they mishandled inside their family’s house.
In a separate incident, at approximately 07:30 on Thursday, 3
children were admired into Beit Hanoun Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip as
they were injured by the explosion of a suspicious object they mishandled in
Beit Hanoun. The children were
identified as: Abdul Karim Ra’ed Abu Ouda, 6, seriously injured by shrapnel
throughout the body; Duha Sa’eb Abu Ouda, 5, injured by shrapnel to the hands
and the legs; and Ameer Jihad Matar, 4, injured by shrapnel to the legs.
Palestinian police sources started to PCHR that the police arrived
at the scene of the explosion and collected shrapnel from the exploded object,
which was a home-made bombs fuse.
PCHR is concerned over increased casualties, especially among
children, due to the proliferation of weapons in the oPt, and calls upon the
government and concerned authorities in Gaza to take serious measures in order
to put an end to the proliferation of weapons and to protect civilians.