Palestinian Centre for Human Rights


Security Chaos

Misuse of Weapons by Armed Groups and Security Personnel

Field Update

6 March 2007


Palestinian Killed and 2 Injured, including a Child, by Mishandled Weapons

PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 16:00 on Monday (5 March 2007) Mohammad Hasan El-Liddawi (24-year old resident of Nuseirat) was admitted to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital suffering from multiple shrapnel wounds throughout his body. He was injured when an explosive device he was making exploded prematurely. He was transferred to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City due to the severity of his injuries. However, he was pronounced dead at 20:00.

At approximately 18:00 on the same day, the child Ahmad Abdallah Shamallakh (15-year old resident of southern Gaza City) was admitted to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. He was suffering from a bullet wound in the right shoulder. He was injured when Presidential Guard soldiers fired at a vehicle that did not stop at one of their roadblocks near the child’s house. Medical sources stated that the injury is moderate.

At approximately 19:30 on the same day, Zaher Kamal El-Yazji (40-year old resident of Gaza City) was moderately injured by a bullet in the left hand. The bullet was accidentally fired by El-Yazji as he mishandled a firearm inside his house. He was taken to Shifa Hospital for treatment.

PCHR is concerned over the continued falling of victims due to the misuse of weapons. The Centre calls upon the PNA, represented by the Attorney-General, to seriously investigate these crimes, and bring the perpetrators to justice.



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