The al-Mezan Center for Human Rights reported that an explosive charge was placed and detonated by unknown gunmen in front of a home in al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza. The explosive was detonated approximately at 1:30am, on Monday at dawn; it was placed in front of the home of Yousef Bahjat Ibrahim, 56 years old, in Block #12 in the al-Boreij refugee camp.
Yousef and his son Ahmad, 22, were both wounded in the blast, and excessive damage was reported to the property.
The targeted home is a three-story building inhabited by nine family members, including four children. Explosive experts arrived at the scene and collected samples for analysis.
The al-Mezan Center called on the Hamas-led government in Gaza to investigate the attack and apprehend the assailants.
It demanded that the government keep residents informed on the progress of the investigation in order to ease their tension and their sense of insecurity.
The Center also reported that on Saturday 20, resident Maysara Mohammad al-Sa’idi, 18, was wounded in his leg when an explosive placed one kilometer from the border fence detonated while he was working there. He was moved to a local hospital in Dir al-Balah suffering moderate wounds.
On November 11, resident ‘Aref Shehada al-Maqadma, 43, was wounded when an explosive device placed near his house in al-Boreij refugee camp went off as he walked by it.
Al-Maqadma told the al-Mezan center that the explosive went off while he was collecting tree branches from an orchard near his house to use them for heating.
Al-Maqadma found a metal object, and as he held it in his hand it exploded and two of his left hand fingers were amputated.