Security Chaos and Proliferation of Weapons

Using Weapons in Personal and Family Disputes

Field Update

12 March 2007

 

2 Palestinians Killed and 8 Others Wounded in a Clan Dispute in Gaza

On Tuesday morning, 11 March 2008, 2 Palestinians were killed and 8 others were wounded in an armed dispute between the clans of Hassanain and Abu Jibba in al-Shojayea neighborhood in the east of Gaza City. The dispute was motivated by a difference over the ownership of a tract of land.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 10:00 on Tuesday, 11 March 2008, an armed dispute broke out between the clans of Hassanain and Abu Jibba near Hittin School in al-Shojaeya neighborhood in the east of Gaza City. Two Palestinians were killed:

1)      Subhi Mohammed Hassanain, 50, hit by 2 gunshots to the chest and the abdomen; and

2)      Ahmed Khamis Abu Jibba, 19.

Additionally, 8 Palestinians, including a child and a bystander, were wounded. Brigadier Tawfiq Jaber, Chief of Police of the dismissed government in Gaza, stated to PCHR that the police intervened to stop the dispute which was motivated by a difference over the ownership of a tract of land. The police initiated an investigation.

PCHR is gravely concerned over the continuation of the use of weapons in personal and clan disputes in the context of the state of lawlessness in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian National Authority, represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate such crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

 

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