Najwa Aqel El-Sayyed (45) from Nuseirat Refugee Camp was
killed and three others, including a woman, were injured in an intra-clan clash
involving members of the Abu Medden clan.
PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at
approximately 17:00 on Monday, 7 January, a clash erupted between members of the
Abu Medden clan near Salah El-Deen Road in the Central Gaza Strip. The clash was
over ownership of a piece of land. It escalated into an armed clash. As a
result, Najwa Aqel El-Sayyed was hit by a bullet in the neck and her niece,
Najwa Mohammad Abd El-Al (20), was injured by a bullet in the right shoulder, as
both were traveling in a car along Salah El-Deen Road. Both were immediately
taken to the Nuseirat Refugee Camp clinic. Efforts to save Najwa El-Sayyed’s
life failed. Two members of the Abu Medden clan were also injured: Kamal Ahmad
Abu Medden (46) and Zeyad Mousa Abu Medden (30).
PCHR is concerned over the continued falling of victims as
a result of use of arms in clan and personal disputes, which is a continuation
of the security chaos plaguing the OPT. The Centre reiterates the call to the
PNA, represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate these crimes and
prosecute the perpetrators.