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Friday, January 15, 2010

Lots of bombs in Gaza lately

PCHR reports in a recent wave of bombings in Gaza:
The latest explosion took place at approximately 02:40 on Thursday, 14 January 2010, when unknown persons detonated a bomb near the entrance of a hardware store belonging to Sami Abdul Qader al-‘Ar’ir in al-Shojayea neighborhood in the east of Gaza City. As a result of the explosion, material damages were caused to the entrance of the store and to the glass windows of neighboring houses.

In a separate incident, at approximately 02:30 on Thursday, 14 January 2010, unknown persons detonated a bomb near the entrance of the “Friends Forum” billiard hall that belongs to Rabi’ Saleh Jaber in al-Nasser street in the north of Gaza city. The entrance of the hall was damaged and windows of neighboring houses crushed.

At approximately 20:10 on Wednesday, 13 January 2010, unknown persons detonated a bomb under a police vehicle while parking near al-‘Abbas police station in the west of Gaza City. The vehicle was badly damaged and no casualties were reported.

At approximately 05:00 on Wednesday, 13 January 2009, unknown persons detonated a bomb in a grey Skoda belonging to Mohamed Salam al-Ghussein while parking near his house in al-Daraj neighborhood, east of Gaza city. Heavy damages were caused to the car, but no casualties were reported. Al-Ghussein is a captain in the marine police.
But that's not all!

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.
Not sure if it is the Salafist or Al Qaeda groups flexign their muscles against people who aren't as Islamic as they are, or if Gazans are just bored and this is the easiest way to kill time.