Security Chaos

Misuse of Weapons by Armed Groups and/or Security Forces

Field Update

19 September 2007


2 Executive Force Members Injured by Gunfire in Beach Camp

PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 3:30 on Wednesday, 19 September 2007, unknown gunmen fired at 3 members of the Executive Force guarding the Military Medical Services Clinic in Beach Camp in the western part of Gaza City. Two members of the Force were injured:

-         Ali Sa’id Matar (18), injured by a bullet in the abdomen.

-         Rami Zuheir Tuman (19), injured by a bullet in the hip.

They were taken to Shifa Hospital where their injuries were listed as serious. Both are in the hospitals intensive care unit.

Islam Shehwan, the Force Spokesperson, stated that an investigation was opened in the incident, and that suspects are being rounded up.

PCHR is concerned by this attack that is a continuation of the security chaos plaguing the OPT. At the same time, the Centre calls upon the Executive Force to respect legal measures pertaining to detention and pursuing suspects.



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