On the afternoon of Saturday, 14 February
2009, a woman was shot and killed in al-Mughraqa village, south of Gaza
According to investigations conducted by PCHR,
at approximately 14:30 on Saturday, 14 February, fourty six year old
Buthaina Mohammed Abu Rabee' was seriously injured by a gunshot to her
chest whilst she was inside her house in al-Mughraqa village, south of
Gaza City. She was evacuated to a Gaza City hospital, but medical
efforts to save her life failed.
According to the victim's son, Hamada Abu
Rabee', his mother was killed whilst militants were training several
hundred metres away, in the area that used to known as "Nitzarim
settlement," which was evacuated by IOF in 2005.
PCHR is gravely concerned about the increasing
number of casualties resulting from misuse of weapons. PCHR reiterates
its call for all relevant authorities to take the necessary measures to
ensure an end to security chaos through the Occupied Palestinian