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
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