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Security Chaos and Proliferation of Small Arms

Misuse of Weapons by Armed Groups and Individuals

Field Update

10 August 2006

 

Palestinian Killed and 3 Injured in Various Incidents of Misusing Weapons in the Gaza Strip

On Wednesday, 9 August 2006, a Palestinian was killed in the north of Gaza by an explosion of an artillery shell, and three were injured in the center of the Gaza Strip by mishandled weapons.

PCHR's preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 14:30 on Wednesday, 9 August 2006, Emad Abdallah El-Sharatha (22) was killed by the explosion of an artillery shell fired by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) that did not explode at the time it was fired. At the time of his death, Emad was trying to dismantle the shell in his house, located in the Shusha'a area, east of Jabalia refugee camp. Emad's body was torn to pieces, and extensive damage was inflicted on the house.

At approximately 12:40 on the same day, Saleh Salem Dohal (30-year old resident of El-Bureij refugee camp) was admitted into Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir El-Balah. He works in the Palestinian General Security Apparatus. He was moderately injured by a bullet in the left thigh. The bullet was accidentally fired when Saleh's friend mishandled a weapon.  

At approximately 19:45, Ibrahim Moussa Abu Samra (20-year old resident of Deir El-Balah) was moderately injured by a bullet in the right foot. The source of the bullet was not determined. He was taken to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir El-Balah for treatment.

At approximately 23:00, Husam Jaber Bashir (35-year old resident of Deir El-Balah) was admitted into Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital. He was moderately injured by a bullet in the right foot. Bashir was driving a stolen car and ran into a Palestinian National Security Force roadblock searching for the stolen car. He was ordered to stop, but did not adhere to the order. The security personnel fired at the car, injuring him.

PCHR is concerned over the continued falling of victims by the misuse of weapons by armed Palestinian groups and individuals, which is a part of the security chaos plaguing the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The Centre calls upon the Palestinian National Authority, represented by the Attorney-General, to seriously investigate these crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

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