Security Chaos and Proliferation of
Weapons

Misuse Use of Weapons by Armed
Groups and Security Forces

Field Update

 

On Tuesday morning, 26 January
2009, unknown persons detonated a bomb in a car belonging to a naval police
officer in Gaza City. No casualties were
reported. 

 

According to investigations
conducted by PCHR, at approximately 07:10 on Tuesday, unknown persons detonated
a bombs under a car belonging to Maher Ibrahim al-Li, 36, an officer of the
naval police, when it was parked near his house in al-Sabra neighborhood in
Gaza City. The back of the car was
heavily damaged, but no casualties were reported. The police arrived at the
area and initiated an investigation.

 

The Palestinian Center for Human
Rights (PCHR) notes the recurrence of such explosions recently in the Gaza
Strip, the latest of which was the explosion of two cars in Gaza City, without
results of investigations in such attacks being revealed. On Tuesday, 13 January 2010, unknown persons
detonated a bomb under a police vehicle near al-‘Abbas police station in the
west of Gaza City. The vehicle was
heavily damaged, but no casualties were reported. Earlier on the same day, a bomb was detonated
in a car belonging to Mohammed Salam al-Ghussain, an officer of the naval
police, in al-Daraj neighborhood in the east of Gaza City. The car was heavily damaged, but no
casualties were reported.

 

PCHR strongly condemns these attacks,
which are part of the sate of security chaos and proliferation of weapons
plaguing the Occupied Palestinian Territory. PCHR calls upon the Attorney-General to investigate them and bring the
perpetrators to justice.

 

 

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