Two Palestinians were killed by unknown gunmen in 2 separate incidents in Khan
Yunis town in the southern Gaza Strip and Qalqilya town in the northern West
According to investigations conducted by PCHR:
At approximately 08:30 on Wednesday, 19 March 2008, people found the body of
Salama Nayef al-Agha, 35, in the west of Khan Yunis. He was hit by a gunshot to
the head. Soon after, members of the al-Agha clan burnt a house belonging to the
Kalakh clan in the context of an old dispute between the two clans. The police
opened an investigation and indicated that a person came to a police station in
Gaza City and confessed that he shot al-Agha. According to medical sources, al-Agha
was killed by a gunshot to the head.
At approximately 12:00 on Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 3 masked gunmen traveling in a
car with an Israeli registration plate fired at ‘Abdul Karim Saleh Hussein
‘Omar, 75, from Beit Ameen village south of Qalqilya, when he was in the center
of Qalqilya. He was instantly killed by several gunshots to the upper part of
the body. The police opened an investigation into the attack.
PCHR is gravely concerned over increasing
casualties resulting from the misuse of weapons. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian
National Authority, represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate these
incidents and bring those who are found responsible to justice.