Palestinian Centre for Human Rights


Security Chaos and Proliferation of Weapons

Misuse of Weapons

Field Update

20 March 2006


Two Persons Seriously Wounded Due to Misuse of Weapons 

At approximately 13:00 on Sunday, 19 March 2006, Mohammed Shaheen Khader, 43, a taxi driver working at Rafah International Crossing Point, was seriously wounded by a live bullet to the head.  A number of members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs of Fatah movement traveling in a civilian car (white Mercedes) opened fire, because a traveler whom they were waiting was late in arriving at the Palestinian side due to technical problems at the crossing point.

At approximately 13:30 also on Sunday, an explosion occurred inside a house belonging to 'Emad Hassan Taha, 34, in Nusairat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.  Taha was seriously injured.  According to Palestinian security sources, the explosion resulted from a locally made bomb.     



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