Security Chaos and Proliferation of Weapons

Misuse of Weapons by Armed Groups and Security Forces

Field Update

13 May 2009


A Girl Killed in Beit Ummar Village North of Hebron

On Wednesday morning, 13 May 2009, Shadia Ibrahim 'Allami, 20, from Beit Ummar village north of Hebron, was killed by a bullet unleashed by mistake from her fiancÚ's pistol.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 11:00 on Wednesday, 'Allami was sitting with her fiancÚ, (M.K.) who is a member of the Palestinian Presidential Security Service, in her family's house. While the fiancÚ was playing with his pistol, a bullet was unleashed and hit her to the abdomen from a zero range. She died of her wound on the way to the hospital. The police arrested the fiancÚ and opened an investigation into the incident, while the girl's body was taken to the forensic medicine department.

The wedding party of the girl was supposed to be held on Friday, 15 May 2009.

PCHR is gravely concerned over increasing casualties resulting from the misuse of weapons. PCHR calls also upon concerned bodies to take measures that can ensure the non-recurrence of such incidents.


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