PCHR Condemns Explosion Targeting Prime Minister’s Convoy and Calls for Investigation


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, March 13, 2018

Today Morning, 13 March 2018, explosion of an explosive devise struck the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamadallah, who was accompanied with Major General Majed Faraj, Chief of the Palestinian General Intelligence Service (GIS), shortly after the convoy entered the Gaza Strip.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns this explosion in the strongest terms and calls upon the Attorney General in the Gaza Strip to investigate the incident, declare the results in public and immediately take action to curb the state of security chaos and proliferation of weapons in the Gaza Strip.  PCHR also emphasizes that this incident would be a motive for both parties to end the division immediately.

According to PCHR’s follow-up, at approximately 09:50 today, the Prime Minister’s convoy accompanied with Chief of GIS, Majed Faraj, entered the Gaza Strip via Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip to inaugurate a sewage plant in the northern Gaza Strip.  At approximately 10:00 when the convoy was next to Mesleh Stone Factory near al-Shawa Petrol Station on Salah al-Deen Street in Beit Hanoun, an explosive device planted under a lamppost on the street exploded.  As a result, two vehicles in the convoy sustained severe damage; one of which is a black Dodge, and completely stopped…