Palestinian Centre for Human Rights


Security Chaos and Proliferation of Small Arms

Misuse of Weapons by Armed Groups and Security Personnel

Field Update

27 April 2006


3 Citizens Injured by Misuse of Weapons in the North Gaza Strip

Over the past 2 day, 3 citizens were injured in 2 separate incidents in the town of Jabalia and the adjacent refugee camp.

PCHR's initial investigation indicates that at approximately 14:00 on Wednesday, 26 April 2006, Nidal Jamil Darabeh, an 18-year old resident of Jabalia town, was injured by shrapnel in both hands. The injuries were caused by the explosion of an empty bullet case he was trying to fill with explosives. He was taken to Kamal Odwan Hospital for treatment, where his condition is listed as moderate.

And at approximately 22:30 on Tuesday, 25 April 2006, gunmen traveling in a car opened fire at Maher Yousef Abu Hussein (36) and Shafiq Mohammad Murad (53) as they were standing in front of Murad's house in Block 8 of Jabalia refugee camp. Both were injured by bullets to the legs. There were taken to Kamal Odwan Hospital for treatment, where their conditions are listed as moderate.

PCHR is gravely concerned over the continued falling of victims due to the misuse of weapons, which is a continuum of the security chaos and misuse of weapons plaguing the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The Centre reiterates its call to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate these crimes, and to bring the perpetrators to justice.





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