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Security Chaos and Proliferation of Small Arms

Attacks on Public Institutions and Officials

Field Update

27 March 2006

 

Transportation Bureau in Nablus Attacked

On Sunday evening, 26 March 2006, militants from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah movement, opened fire at the offices of the Public Transportation Bureau in Nablus and forced the offices to close.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 17:00 on Sunday, 26 March 2006, militants from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades opened fire at the offices of the Public Transportation Bureau, which are located in the Palestinian governmental compound in Amman Street, in the east of Nablus.  They also detonated sound bombs in the area and forced the offices to close.  The militants accused the Public Transportation Bureau of not delivering monthly payments to families of Palestinians killed by Israeli Occupation Forces and also of not issuing taxi registration plates to these families.      

PCHR is concerned about the continuation of violent attacks such as this, which only serve to aggravate the current 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 bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

 

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