Palestinian Centre for Human Rights


Security Chaos and Proliferation of Weapons

Using Weapons in Personal and Family Disputes

Field Update

30 October 2006


A Man Killed and Two Children Wounded in Family Revenge in Deir al-Balah

At approximately 16:00 Wednesday, 29 November 2006, 3 gunmen shot dead Jihad Suleiman Abu Nsaira, 40, with a live bullet to the head, when he was walking near ‘Abdul Karim al-‘Aklouk School in the center of Deir al-Balah town in the central Gaza Strip. Abu Nsaira was killed for a family revenge. Two school children were also lightly wounded by the gunfire:

1.      Mohammed Nahed Bashir, 14; and

2.      Ahmed Motee’ al-Naffar, 14.

Abu Nsaira’s body was transferred to the forensic medicine department at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

It is worth noting that an armed dispute erupted between the families of Abu Nsaira and Madi last August on a tract of land. ‘Abdul Hakim Mohammed Madi, 35, was killed and two other persons were wounded in that dispute.

PCHR is gravely concerned over the continuation of the use of weapons in personal and family disputes, which is further aggravating the state of security chaos in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian National Authority, represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate these attacks and to bring the perpetrators to justice.



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