On Wednesday evening, 29 August 2007, Shaher Saleem Flaih ‘Awad, 55,
from ‘Awarta village east of Nablus, was shot dead shortly after he had
been released from a prison in Jenin.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 17:40 on
Wednesday, 29 August 2007, militants shot dead ‘Awad when he was walking in ‘Abu
Baker Street in Jenin with several gunshots throughout the body, shortly after
he had been released from a prison of the Palestinian police.
‘Awad was arrested by the Palestinian police on 25 May 2007 for a sexual abuse
against Muna Mohammed ‘Awad, 28, who was killed on that day by her bother whom
the police have been searching for. On 26 May 2007, the woman’s relatives
attacked the house of Shaher ‘Awad and attacked the residents with sharp tools.
As a result, ‘Awad’s wife and 3 of his sons were injured.
PCHR is gravely concerned over increasing
this latest crime, which is part of the state of security chaos and
proliferation of weapons plaguing the Occupied Palestinian Territory. PCHR calls
upon the Palestinian National Authority, represented by the Attorney-General, to
investigate these incidents and bring those who are found responsible to