Two members of the al-Jamala family were killed yesterday evening in a
family dispute in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city.
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for
Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 19:30 on Tuesday, 25 August 2009,
a family dispute took place between members of the al-Jamala family and
those of the al-Bughdadi family in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, north
Gaza city. The dispute took place when a member of the al-Jamala family
asked children from the al-Bughdadi family, who were playing with
firecrackers in front of his house, to leave the area. The issue
developed into a dispute between the two families. During the dispute
one of the parties opened fire, killing two civilians:
Ghazi Munir Deeb al-Jamala, 20, hit by a bullet
to the heart; and
Shadi Nabil Deeb al-Jamala, 23, hit by a bullet
to the forehead.
PCHR is deeply concerned over increasing deaths and casualties resulting
from the misuse of weapons in personal and family disputes. PCHR calls
upon the Attorney-General's office to investigate this crime and bring
the perpetrators to justice.