Security Chaos

Field Update

2 September 2007


Palestinian Killed and 5 Injured in Khan Yunis

PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 16:00 on Thursday, 30 August 2007, an argument between members of El-Majayda clan escalated into an intra-clan clash. During the clash, a member of the clan who works in the Executive Force fired several shots. The shot his a handicapped member of the clan, Ismail Ibrahim El-Majayda (19), who died shortly after arrival to the hospital. In addition, Sa’id Abd El-Karim El-Majayda (25) suffered a superficial wound to the chest.

The dead victim’s family burned a car belonging to the father of the suspected killer. Afterwards, the Executive Force arrived, and skirmishes broke out between them and members of El-Majayda clan. Rocks were hurled and shots fired at the Force members. As a result, 3 members of the Force were injured by shrapnel; and a fourth member was seriously injured by a rock to the head. The Executive Force arrested the suspected killer.

PCHR is extremely concerned by the continued falling of victims by the use of weapons in personal and clan clashes. The Centre reiterates the call to the PNA, represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate these crimes and prosecute the perpetrators.



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