In the past 10 days, 3 sports clubs in the
Gaza Strip have been attacked in the context of the state of security chaos
prevailing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR,
at approximately 03:00 on Thursday, 22 November 2007, unknown persons attacked
Deir al-Balah Sports Club in Deir al-Balah refugee camp and set fire to the
office of the administration, heavily damaging it.
At approximately 01:00 on Wednesday, 21
November 2007, unknown persons attacked Gaza Sports club in al-Remal
neighborhood in Gaza City. They stole two computer sets from the offices of the
board and the accountant.
On Sunday, 11 November 2007, militants from
Hamas seized al-Tuffah Sports Club in al-Tuffah neighborhood in the east of Gaza
City, and prevented its staff from entering it.
PCHR is deeply concerned over these attacks,
which constitute an assault on the right to association, and are part of the
state of security chaos prevailing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. PCHR
calls upon the Palestinian National Authority, represented by the
Attorney-General, to investigate these attacks to bring the perpetrators to