Security Chaos

Clashes between Armed Groups and/or Security Forces

Field Update

6 September 2007


Presidential Guard Killed and 3 Preventive Security Officers Injured in Clash with Armed Group in Jenin Refugee Camp

PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 23:00 on Wednesday, 5 September 2007, an armed group shot Akram Ibrahim Abu El-Seba’ (38) from Jenin refugee camp, who is a member of the Presidential Guards. The incident occurred when Abu El-Seba’ was close to Khalil Suliman Hospital in the refugee camp. He was rushed to the hospital; however efforts to save his life failed. The body was transferred to Rafedia Hospital in Nablus.

After the shooting, members of the security forces headed to the scene of the crime. Armed clashes broke out between the security forces and the armed group. The clashes resulted in the injury of 3 officers from the Preventive Security Apparatus. The injured are:

-   Mohammad Rida Mer’eb (30).

-   Abed Mahmoud Omour (28).

-   Khaled Samih Yehya (29).

Information obtained by the Centre indicates that the crime was motivated by the confiscation of a stolen vehicle from the armed group earlier in the evening of the same day.

PCHR is concerned over the continued falling of victims by the use of arms by security personnel or armed groups. These incidents are a continuation of security chaos plaguing the OPT. The Centre calls upon the PNA, represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate this crime and prosecute the perpetrators.


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