Field Update

 

In the past two days, 4 Palestinians, including a woman and a child,
were wounded in incidents of misuse of weapons in Jabalya refugee camp in the
northern Gaza Strip and Deir al-Balah town in the central Gaza Strip.

 

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for
Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 15:00, on Wednesday, 03 March 2010,
Mo’athe Abdul Karim al-Ja’beer, 15, and Ahmed Ziad Mousa, 18, both from Jabalya
refugee camp, were admitted into Kamal ‘Edwan Hospital in Beit Lahia town. They were wounded by shrapnel from the
explosion of a bomb. Al-Ja’beer and Mousa
were mishandled the fuse of the bomb, which was brought by al-Ja’beer to a
barbershop in the center of Jabalya refugee camp. According to medical sources, the right
hand’s fingers of al-Ja’beer were amputated, while Mosa was wounded by shrapnel
to his left eye. They sustain moderate
wounds.

 

At approximately 17:30 of the same day, Bilal Akram Abu Lehia, 19, from
Jabalya refugee camp, was admitted into Kamal ‘Edwan Hospital in Beit Lahia. He was wounded by a gunshot to the left leg,
as he was playing with his private gun at home. Medical sources described his wound as moderate.

 

At approximately 16:00, on Tuesday, 02 March 2010, Nazmiya Ali Fatayer,
55, from Deir al-Balah town in the central Gaza Strip, was wounded by shrapnel from
a gunshot to her legs by mistake, as her son was playing with a gun. Fatayer was taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital
to receive medical treatment, where medical sources described her wound as
light.

 

PCHR is deeply concerned over increasing incidents of misuse of weapons,
which are part of the state of security chaos and proliferation of weapons in
the Occupied Palestinian Territories. PCHR calls upon concerned authorities to take all necessary measures
needed for ensuring non-recurrence of such incidents.