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Security Chaos and Misuse of Weapons
Misuse of Weapons by Armed Groups and Security Personnel
12 April 2009
Child and Family Care Center in Khan Younis Set Alight by Unknown Persons
Early this morning, unknown gunmen set alight the Child and Family Care
Center in al-Fukhari Village east of Khan Younis. The Center was established
by the Canaan Institute of New Pedagogy in cooperation with the al-Fukhari
Association for Rural Development. This is the second time in two days that
the Center has been attacked. This incident is part of the security chaos
currently plaguing the occupied Palestinian territory.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights' (PCHR) investigations indicate
that, at approximately 03:00am on 12 April 2009, a number of masked gunmen
set fire to tents belonging to the Child and Family Care Center. During the
attack the gunmen detained the Center's security guard in a nearby field.
Mr. Al-Bahdari, director of the Center, stated that fire destroyed the six
plastic tents which formed the Center, along with their contents and
equipment. The Child and Family Care Center had been subject to a similar
attack in the early morning of Saturday, 11 April 2009.
The Child and Family Care Center is one of five established by the Canaan
Institute of New Pedagogy in cooperation with different benevolent
associations across the Gaza Strip. These centers aim to help and support
children who live in areas affected by the recent Israeli offensive.
PCHR strongly condemns the attack on the Child and Family Care Center,
noting that this attack constitutes part of the continuing security chaos
occupied Palestinian territory.
PCHR demands that the Prosecutor General of the Palestinian National
Authority open an investigation into this - and all such attacks - so that
the perpetrators may be brought to justice.
For more information please call PCHR office in Gaza, Gaza Strip, on +972 8
2824776 - 2825893
PCHR, 29 Omer El Mukhtar St., El Remal, PO Box 1328 Gaza, Gaza Strip.
E-mail: email@example.com, Webpage http://www.pchrgaza.org
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