Palestinian Centre for Human Rights


Security Chaos

Armed Clan and Personal Clashes

Field Update

19 March 2007


Child Killed and 3 Injured, including 2 Women, in a Clan Clash in Rafah

PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 12:30 on Sunday, 18 March 2007, armed clashes broke out in Tal El-Sultan Quarter in Rafah between members of Abu Mohsin clan, in a renewal of old intra-clan disputes. The clashes resulted in the killing of a small girl, Shatha Tal’at Abu Mohsin (8), by a bullet to the chest. Three other clan members were injured, including two sisters. The injured are:

-         Intisar Zayed Abu Mohsin (47) was injured by two bullets to the thigh;

-         Hanan Zayed Abu Mohsin (40) was injured by a bullet in the right thigh; and

-         Odeh Kamal Abu Mohsin (40) was injured by a bullet in the right leg.

Medical sources at Mohammad Yousef El-Najjar Hospital stated that the small girl was brought dead to the hospital; and that the injured are under treatment.

PCHR is concerned over the continued falling of victims due to armed clan and personal clashes, which are a continuation of the security chaos plaguing the OPT. The Centre renews its call to the PNA, represented by the Attorney-General, to seriously investigate these crimes, and prosecute the perpetrators.




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