Security Chaos and Proliferation of Weapons
Internet Café and Restaurant Blown Up in the Gaza Strip
On Friday morning, 1 June 2007, unknown persons blew up an internet café in Nusairat refugee camp and a restaurant of fast meals in Jabalya refugee camp in the north.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR:
At approximately 02:15 on Friday, 1 June 2007, unknown persons detonated an explosive device near a mobile room near a restaurant of fast meals belonging to Jabalya Youth Club in the north of Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. The room was heavily damaged. The motive of the attack is not apparent.
At approximately 04:20 also on Friday, unknown persons detonated an explosive device at the entrance of an internet café belonging to Mo’men Mohammed Dukhan in Nusairat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. The café was damaged and Ahmed Mohammed Yosef, 21, was injured by shrapnel. According to Dukhan, who was in the café when the explosion occurred, he informed the Palestinian police and an investigation was initiated.
PCHR expresses its utmost concern over repeated attacks on cultural institutions, internet cafés and cassette shops. PCHR has documented many of such attacks throughout the Gaza Strip since the beginning of this year.
PCHR strongly condemns such attacks, which are part of the state of security chaos and proliferation of weapons prevailing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian National Authority, represented by the Attorney General, to investigate such attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice.