Security Chaos

Field Update

3 October 2007


3 Palestinians Killed in Mysterious Explosion in Gaza City

Three members of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, were killed by a mysterious explosion in their vehicle in the west of Gaza City.

PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 19:30 on Tuesday, 2 October 2007, a huge explosion rocked Rashid Street near the Fishermen’s Warf in Gaza City. Area residents rushed to scene; and the Center’s fieldworker was in the area and headed to the scene of the explosion. It became clear that the explosion occurred inside a yellow taxi, which was completely destroyed and burned. All occupants were killed and dismembered.

The Executive Force and ambulance crews arrived and transported the remains to Shifa Hospital. The identity of the victims remained unknown for more than 2 hours. It became clear later that they were members of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah. The victims were all from Gaza City. They were identified as:

-      Yusef Nahed Mohammad Suliman (25), from Tuffah Quarter.

-      Hodeibi Sa’id Khader (33), from Tuffah Quarter.

-      Mo’taz Adel Na’im “El-Qomo,” from Daraj Quarter.

PCHR is gravely concerned by this incident, and calls upon the Attorney-General to investigate it and publish the results of the investigation. In addition, the Centre calls for prosecuting any party responsible for this incident.



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