On Tuesday evening, 12 February 2013, 2
children were injured by the explosion of a suspicious object in their family’s
house in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City. This incident is part of the phenomenon of
the proliferation of weapons in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
According to investigations conducted by
the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 17:30 on
Tuesday, 12 February 2013, Emad Mohammed Abu Qadous, 4, was seriously injured
by shrapnel in the head, and his brother, 15-year-old Younis, was moderately
injured by shrapnel in the face and the hands, when they mishandled a
suspicious object inside their family’s house in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in
the north of Gaza City.
The Palestinian police stated to PCHR
that the two children were injured when the home-made bomb fuse.
PCHR condemns this incident which is part
of the phenomenon of the proliferation of weapons in the oPt, and calls upon
the authorities to take serious steps to put an end to the misuse of weapons
and protect civilians.