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:
Subhi Mohammed Hassanain, 50, hit by 2 gunshots to the
chest and the abdomen; and
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.
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.