Security Chaos

Armed Personal and Clan Clashes

Field Update

18 September 2007


Palestinian Killed in a Clan Dispute in Nuseirat

PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 8:00 on Tuesday, 18 September 2007, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital announced the death of Walid Suliman El-Derawi (41) as a result of serious wounds sustained on Monday when gunmen from his clan shot him. At about 22:00 on Monday, 17 September 2007, three gunmen in a car fired at El-Derawi as he was sitting near his house in Nuseirat refugee camp. He was hit by several bullets in the chest and abdomen. The victim’s brother informed PCHR that the shooting was motivated by a land dispute with cousins.

The Executive Force informed PCHR that an investigation was opened in the case; and that three suspects are being questioned.

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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