Security Chaos

Field Update

Date:12 September 2007


Body of Rafah Resident Found after Abduction

On Tuesday, the body of Tal’at El-Nahhal from Rafah, was found near Shuhada Intersection to the south of Gaza City. The body bore marks of torture and a bullet wound in the head. El-Nahhal was abducted by unknown persons prior to his death.

PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 8:30 on Tuesday, 11 September 2007, the body of Tal’at Mohammad El-Nahhal (34), a taxi driver from Rafah was found near Shuhada Intersection on Salah El-Deen Road to the south of Gaza City. The victim’s hands were tied. The body was taken to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. It is noted that El-Nahhal was abducted by 4 masked gunmen on Sunday, 9 September 2007, from his taxi in Taha Hussein Street in Khirbit El-Adas area in Rafah.

The Executive Force announced that an investigation was opened in the case; but that no information or results were reached.

PCHR is concerned over the falling of more victims by the misuse of arms by armed Palestinian groups. These actions are a continuation of the security chaos in the OPT. The Centre calls upon the PNA, represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate these crimes and prosecute the perpetrators.



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