Palestinian Killed in Internal Explosion


On Monday, 26 December 2011, a man was killed when a bomb exploded in his house in Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. This incident is a part of the security chaos and misuse of weapons plaguing the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

According to investigation conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 16:20 on Monday, 26 December 2011, the body of Imad Kamel Washah, 36, from Jabalya refugee camp, was brought to Kamal Odwan Hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. Washah was hit by shrapnel to the face and the chest when a bomb exploded in his house by mistake. The Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, issued a statement yesterday indicating that Washah is one of its members and that he was killed when a bomb exploded by mistake in his house.

PCHR views with grave concern this incident which is part of the state of misuse of weapons and attacks on the rule of law in the OPT. PCHR repeats its calls for the Palestinian resistance groups to take necessary measures to stop storing explosions and weapons in civilian places.