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Security Chaos and Proliferation of Weapons

Misuse of Weapons by Armed Groups or Security Services

Field Update

17 October 2006  

 

 

A Palestinian Killed and 5 Others Wounded in Incidents of the Misuse of Weapons

In the past 3 days, a Palestinian was killed and 5 others were wounded in incidents resulting from the misuse of weapons in the Gaza Strip.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 21:00 on Monday, 16 October 2006, a member of the Baker family fired at a civilian car that did not obey orders to stop at a checkpoint erected by the family in ‘Abu Hassira Street in the west of Gaza City. Three persons traveling in the car were wounded:

1.    Sa’di ‘Ali ‘Ajour, 60, seriously wounded by several live bullets to the chest and the abdomen;

2.    Firial Mahmoud ‘Ajour, 57, wounded by several live bullets to the legs; and

3.    Tariq Sa’di ‘Ajour, 35, wounded by shrapnel to the back.

At approximately 12:30 also on Monday, Mohammed Isma’il al-Buraim, 22, from Bani Suhaila village, east of Khan Yunis, was killed when a small bomb he was carrying exploded. Al-Buraim, who was a member of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, was in his family’s shop, when the bomb exploded. Also as a result of the explosion, Waleed Ibrahim Sammour, 22, was wounded by shrapnel to the limbs.

At approximately 16:00 on Sunday, 15 October 2006, ‘Ali Sa’di ‘Obaid, 24, from al-Amal neighborhood, was wounded by shrapnel to the right hand, when a mysterious object he was carrying exploded.

PCHR is concerned over the increasing number of casualties resulting from the misuse of weapons by Palestinian armed groups. PCHR calls for ensuring the safety and security of civilians in accordance with international humanitarian law.

 

 

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