Security Chaos

Field Update

3 September 2007


Palestinian Killed in Khan Yunis and 3 Injured in El-Bureij Refugee Camp

PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 13:00 on Sunday, 2 September 2007, three gunmen in a car intercepted another car on Salah El-Deen Road near Ma’an area in Khan Yunis. The gunmen got out of the car; and one of them forced the passenger beside the driver out of the car. They ordered the passenger to go away quickly. Then they fired several bullets at the driver, hitting him with several bullets in the pelvis and thighs. The gunmen fled the area. The driver was identified as Majed Mohammad Quweider (34) from Ma’an area. He was pronounced dead upon arrival in the European Hospital in Khan Yunis. The Center’s fieldworker indicated that the suspected motive of the attack is a family vendetta.

And at approximately 19:00, a clash broke out between members of Salem and Issa clans in El-Bureij refugee camp. A member of Issa clan fired towards members of Salem clan. Two members of Salem clan and a passerby were injured. The injured are:

·     Nizar Harb El-Khatib (27), a passerby injured by a bullet in the back. He was transferred to Shifa Hospital in Gaza for treatment due to the severity of the injury

·     Ismail Hasan Salem (43), injured by a bullet in the right foot.

·     Abdallah Abd El-Hadi Salem (17), injured by shrapnel in the hands.

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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