Yesterday morning, unknown persons set fire to a car belonging to Rami
Mahmoud Taqateq, the Chairman of the Military Prosecution in Nablus.
This incident forms part of the security chaos and misuse of weapons
plaguing the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights’ (PCHR) investigations indicate
that, at approximately 02:00am on Wednesday, 13 May 2009, unknown
persons set fire to the Chairman’s car. The black Volkswagen Polo, which
holds a governmental registration plate, was in a closed yard, 300
meters away from Taqateq's house in ‘Askar refugee camp, northeast of
Nablus. The car was completely burnt.
Taqateq stated to a PCHR fieldworker that:
“At approximately 02:00 on Wednesday, 13 May 2009, I was sleeping in
my house in ‘Askar refugee camp, northeast of Nablus, when I was awaken
by the phone ringing. It was one of my neighbors who informed me that
my car was set alight. My car is Volkswagen Polo with a governmental
registration plate. It was in a closed yard, about 300 meters far from
my house. I immediately phoned the Civil Defense Service, the
Palestinian police and the Palestinian Criminal Investigations Service.
When the Civil Defense Service arrived at the scene, fire had completely
destroyed the car. Fire then was extinguished. Shortly later, the
police and the Criminal Investigations Service arrived and opened
investigation into the incident. I am waiting for the investigations’
results to reveal the circumstances of the incident and to know the
PCHR is concerned over continued attacks against private and public
property, which form part of the security chaos and misuse of weapons
plaguing the OPT. PCHR calls upon concerned authorities to open
investigations into this incident and to bring the perpetrators to