PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates
that at approximately 1:00 on Friday, 28 September 2007, an armed clash broke
out between members of El-Deiri clan and members of Izzedeen El-Qassam
Battalions near Mosab Bin Omayr Mosque in Tal El-Hawa Quarter in southern Gaza
City. Two members of El-Deiri clan were injured, one of them seriously:
- Mohammad Tawfiq El-Deiri (40), seriously injured by a bullet
in the abdomen. He was transferred to an Israeli hospital for treatment.
- Ahmad Mohammad El-Deiri (58), injured by shrapnel in various
parts of the body.
Sources in El-Deiri clan indicated that
the clash erupted when one of the clan members abducted a member of El-Qassam
Battalions and held him in his house in Tal El-Hawa Quarter to force him to pay
money owned to the clan member. As a result, El-Qassam Battalions attempted to
free the abductee. The kidnapper called members of his clan; and both sides
PCHR is concerned over the continued
falling of victims by the use of weapons in personal and clan clashes, which is
a continuation of the security chaos in the OPT. The Centre reiterates the call
to the PNA, represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate this crime and
prosecute the perpetrators.