Misuse Use of Weapons by Armed Groups and Security Forces
In the past 4 days, unknown persons detonated bombs in a pharmacy and two coffee shops in the Gaza Strip. Such attacks are part of the state of security chaos and proliferation of weapons in the occupied Palestinian territory.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 06:00 on Sunday, 10 January 2010, unknown persons detonated a bomb at the Khalil al-Rahman Pharmacy, which belongs to Shadia Farouq Abu Saqer and is located in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. As a result, the door of the pharmacy and all glass windows inside were destroyed. The police initiated an investigation of the attack.
Earlier, at approximately 01:00 on Saturday, 09 January 2010, unknown persons detonated a bomb in a computer gaming cafe belonging to Hamed Saleem al-Dabbas in the Sheikh Hammouda area of al-Qarara village, northeast of Khan Yunis. The contents of the cafe, including 10 computers and their accessories, were destroyed. The police initiated an investigation into the attack.
In the same context, at approximately 19:15 on Wednesday, 06 January 2010, unknown persons detonated a bomb inside Tal al-Qamar coffee shop, which is located in the al-Maqqousi housing project in the north of Gaza City and belongs to Deeb al-Bal'awi and Rami al-'Ajrami. The coffee shop was damaged; police initiated an investigation into the attack.
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 the attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice.