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Field Update

20 August 2007


A Palestinian Killed and a Child Wounded by Unknown Gunman in Northern Gaza

On Sunday evening, 19 August 2007, an unknown gunman shot dead a young man and wounded a child in Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 20:30 on Sunday, 19 August 2007, Sa’ed Majed al-Telbani, 18, from Block 4 in Jabalya refugee camp, was killed by several gunshots throughout the body fired by an unknown gunman, when he was on his way back home. In addition, 2-year-old ‘Alaa’ Sha’ban al-‘Otal, was lightly wounded by a gunshot to the left leg when he was near his house.

The motive of the murder is unknown. PCHR learnt that the Executive Force arrested a number of suspects.

PCHR strongly condemns this crime and calls upon the Palestinian National Authority, represented by the Attorney-General to investigate it and bringing its perpetrators to justice.


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