"PCHR calls upon concerned authorities to investigate these incidents,
to take necessary measures to ensure the non-recurrence of such incidents
and to provide protection to civilians," the group said.
In a statement on Aug. 24, PCHR cited a series of Palestinian rocket
explosions around Gaza City amid the war with Israel, Middle East Newsline reported. The group said the
injuries included two children and three women in explosions that were not
investigated by Hamas police.
On Aug. 22, a Palestinian rocket landed on the roof of a three-story
home in the Shejaiyah neighborhood of Gaza City. Three members of the family
of Subhi Shakhsa were injured and taken to nearby Shifa Hospital.
"In addition, the rocket made a hole in the roof, downing part of the
southern wall of the house and damaging the water network and doors," PCHR
The human rights group said the Hamas bomb squad arrived to collect the
shrapnel from the unidentified rocket. Police, however, did not investigate.
On Aug. 21, a rocket struck the home of the Al Sheik family in the Tufah
neighborhood of Gaza City. Two people were injured from shrapnel.
The report suggested that many of the estimated 200 Palestinian missile
and rocket launches stemmed from around Gaza City and the southern town of
Rafah along the border with Egypt. On Aug. 19, a 21-year-old man was injured
by shrapnel when a rocket landed in front of his home in the Shuka village
east of Rafah.
"PCHR is concerned over increasing casualties resulting from explosions
of home-made weapons," the group said.