The physician Ala El-Deen Emran from Khan
Yunis was injured by a bullet in the left foot fired at him by unknown
gunmen who abducted him and beat him before the shooting. The motive for the
attack is not known, noting that the attack is a continuation of the
security chaos plaguing the OPT.
PCHR’s preliminary investigation and the
victim’s testimony indicate that at approximately 18:30 on Wednesday, 21
May, three masked gunmen in a car intercepted Dr. Ala El-Deen Hamdi Emarn
(30), who is a volunteer in the Palestinian Red Cerscent Society Clinic in
Ma’an area in Khan Yunis. The incident took place as Dr. Emran was in a car
on his way home with his colleagues Dr. Ayman El-Ghalban and Dr. Abdallah
Barbakh. The gunmen got out of their car and forced Emarn to disembark from
his car. They took him to an agricultural area north of the European
Hospital in Khan Yunis. Along the way, they covered his face and beat him
and directed curses at him. The gunmen then threw him out of the car and
fired at him, injuring him with a bullet in the left foot. Then they fled
the scene. Area residents took the injured physician to the European
Hospital. He submitted an official complaint to the Police in the hospital.
PCHR is concerned over the continuation of
these attacks, which are part of the security chaos plaguing the OPT. The
Center calls upon the relevant authorities to investigate this attack and
prosecute the perpetrators.