In the early morning hours of
last Friday, gunmen from Naser Salah El-Deen Brigades raided El-Maghazi Service
Club in El-Maghazi refugee camp and the Fatah Office for the Central Gaza Strip
in El-Bureij refugee camp. They claimed that the action is a protest message for
not receiving their salaries from the government in Ramallah.
PCHR’s preliminary investigation
indicates that at approximately 00:00 on Friday, 7 December 2007, gunmen from
Naser Salah El-Deen Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance
Committees, raided El-Maghazi Service Club in the center of El-Maghazi refugee
camp in the central Gaza Strip. They broke the locks on entrance and inner
doors; and they fired heavily in the Club’s grounds. The gunmen informed the
Club’s administration that the raid was a message to the government in Ramallah
for cutting off their salaries.
And at approximately 2:00,
gunmen from the same group raided the Fatah Office at the entrance of El-Bureij
refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. The gunmen stole a computer and some
PCHR strongly condemns these
attacks, which are a continuation of the security chaos plaguing the OPT. The
Centre calls upon the PNA, represented by the Attorney-General, to seriously
investigate these attacks and to prosecute the perpetrators.