|PCHR Is Concerned over Death of Police Officer and Injuries of Two Others by Gunmen While Enforcing Court Ruling|
|Wednesday, 03 August 2011 10:00|
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is gravely concerned over the death of a police officer and injuries to others who are responsible for law enforcement, by gunmen last Sunday while they were executing a court ruling by evacuating a plot belonging to the government. This incident is part of the state of security chaos and misuse of weapons. PCHR calls upon the Attorney General to open a serious investigation into this crime and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 23:30 on Sunday, 31 July
2011, medical staff at
It should be noted that the late Mohammed Salem Abu Thaher had leased the plot of land from the Ministry of Awqaf for more than 45 years. After his death, his sons continued to lease it. According to statements made to a PCHR fieldworker by lawyer Faraj al-Shurafa, in 1999, the Ministry of Awqaf filed a claim requesting the evacuation of the land. On 31 March 2009, the court issued a final ruling ordering the evacuation of the land. However, the Ministry of Awqaf continued to lease parts of the said land to heirs of Mohammed Salem Abu Thaher.
In view of the above:
1. PCHR is gravely concerned over the death of a police officer and the injuries to two others while on duty by an armed group. PCHR calls upon the Attorney General to open a serious investigation into this crime which is part of the state of security chaos, and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
2. PCHR calls upon
the government in
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