|Fatah Leader Yehya Rabah Beaten by Unknown Persons in Gaza|
|Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00|
This morning, Yehya Rabah, a senior leader of the Fatah movement, was severely beaten by two unknown persons. As a result, Rabah sustained bruises throughout his body. This attack is part of the state of security chaos and assaults on the rule of law prevailing in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) and statements made by Rabah, at approximately 00:10 on Wednesday, 01 August 2012, two unknown persons stopped Yehya Ibrahim Rabah (69), Fatah Deputy Commissioner General in the Gaza Strip, as he was waiting for a taxi in the parking area of al-Badeya Restaurant in al-Rimal neighborhood in the west of Gaza City. The two unknown persons violently beat Rabah with sticks before escaping on a motorcycle. Rabah lost consciousness; a number of persons arrived at the scene and transferred Rabah to al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City for medical treatment. It was found out that he sustained bruises throughout his body.
PCHR strongly condemns this attack, which is part of the state of security chaos and assaults on the rule of law prevailing in the oPt, and calls upon the Office of the Attorney General to open a serious investigation into the incident and to bring the perpetrators to justice.