|Two Palestinians Killed in Khan Younis and Hebron Due to Misuse of Weapons|
|Sunday, 03 June 2012 00:00|
On Friday, 01 June 2012, Omar Murshed Abu al-Jawarish, 43, from Kharas village north of Hebron, and Eyad Hassan Abu Shahma, 20, from Khan Yunis, were killed in two separate incidents due to the misuse of weapons. These two incidents are attributed of the misuse of weapons and attacks on the rule of law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), the first incident took place at approximately 01:00 on Friday, 01 June 2012. In this incident, Omar Murshed Abu al-Jawarish was wounded by a bullet to the abdomen. The bullet was shot from a firearm of one of al-Jawarish's relatives as they were looking for a stranger in a field belonging to the al-Jawarish family.
In the other incident, Eyad Hassan Abu Shahma was wounded by three bullets fired by mistake from a firearm that his father was carrying as they were in the garden of their house in al-Sheikh Nasser area in Khan Yunis in the south of the Gaza Strip. Abu Shahma was transferred to Nasser Hospital for medical treatment, but he died of his wounds.
PCHR is deeply concerned over casualties resulting from the misuse of weapons and notes that these incidents are part of the state of security chaos and attacks on the rule of law in the oPt. PCHR calls upon the Attorney General’s office to open investigations into the reported incidents.