Palestinian Centre for Human Rights


Security Chaos and Proliferation of Weapons

Conflicts among Armed Groups or with Security Services

Field Update

12 October 2006



A Man Dies from a Previous Injury in Khan Yunis and an Intelligence Officer Injured in Gaza

On Wednesday, 11 October 2006, a member of Fatah movement died from a previous injury he had sustained during armed clashes between members of Fatah movement and those of Hamas in Khan Yunis. On Thursday morning, 12 October 2006, unknown persons fired at an intelligence officer in Gaza City and injured him.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR:

At approximately 08:20 on Thursday, 12 October 2006, a number of masked gunmen traveling in a civilian car fired at ‘Ali ‘Abdul Majeed Shakshak, 30, an intelligence officer, when he got out of his house in Shiekh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City. Shakshak was wounded by several live bullets to the legs. The reason of the attack is not apparent.  

On Wednesday evening, 11 October 2006, medical sources at the Gaza European Hospital in Khan Yunis declared that Riad ‘Abdul Rahman Abu Jame’, 38, from Bani Suhaila village east of Khan Yunis died from an injury he had sustained on 8 May 2006. Abu Jame’, who was a member of Fatah movement, was seriously wounded by a live bullet to the abdomen during clashes between members of Fatah movement and those of Hamas in Bani Suhaila village. In these clashes two members of Fatah movement had been killed and 11 others, including Abu Jame’, had been wounded.  

PCHR strongly condemns these incidents, which constitute a continuation of the security chaos and misuse of weapons in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  PCHR calls upon the Palestinian National Authority, represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate these crimes and to bring the perpetrators to justice.



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