On Tuesday evening, a man was killed and 5 of his relatives were
wounded when a number of gunmen opened fire at them in the context
of an old dispute between El-Ajlouni and El-Rigbi clans living in
the southeast of Hebron. In the same context, the child Safwat El-Salayma
was killed on Wednesday evening during an exchange of fire between
the two clans.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately
17:00 on Tuesday, 3 June 2008, 5 gunmen opened fire at a number of
members of the al-‘Ajlouni clan, who were near a grocery shop
belonging to ‘Aayed al-‘Ajlouni in Jabal Jouha neighborhood in the
southeast of Hebron. As a result, Mahmoud Sameeh al-‘Ajlouni, 31,
was killed by several gunshots, and 5 of his relatives were lightly
injured by shrapnel from gunshots.
At approximately 13:30 on Wednesday, 4 June 2008, Safawt Mohammed
al-Salaima, 13, was seriously wounded by a gunshot to the head
during an exchange of fire between the two disputing clans. Al-Salaima
was with his father in al-Sahla car park in the southeast of Hebron.
He was evacuated to the hospital, but medical efforts to save his
PCHR is gravely concerned over the continued use of weapons in
personal and clan disputes in the context of the state of security
chaos prevailing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.