Last Friday, the teenager
Mahmoud El-Shobaki from Daraj Quarter in Gaza City was killed when he mishandled
a firearm. And in a second incident, a Policeman was injured in a clash with
members of Dughmosh clan in Gaza City.
PCHR’s preliminary investigation
and eyewitness accounts indicate that at approximately 18:30 on Friday, 4 April,
the teenager Mahmoud Ahmad El-Shobaki (19) was killed by a bullet to the head.
The bullet was fired when the victim mishandled an assault rifle. The victim was
with one of his friends on the roof of his house in Daraj Quarter in Gaza City.
Sources at Shifa Hospital stated that the victim was pronounced dead upon
arrival at the hospital.
In another incident at
approximately 15:30 on Saturday, 5 April, a Policeman for the dismissed
government in Gaza called Hamdi Hamed El-Sakani (24) was injured by a bullet to
the right thigh and shrapnel to the right shoulder. He was injured in an armed
clash with members of Doghmush clan in Tal El-Hawa Quarter in Gaza City. The
injured policeman informed PCHR’s fieldworker that he went with three other
policemen on a mission to arrest a suspected criminal from Doghmush clan. When
they saw the suspect, they disembarked from their vehicle to make the arrest;
however, members of the clan fired at the policemen, who returned fire. He was
injured as a result. El-Sakani stated that the suspect was arrested later during
PCHR is concerned over the
continued falling of victims due to the misuse of weapons; and calls upon
concerned parties to enforce mechanisms to ensure that these incidents do not