|PSS Officer Killed by Unknown Persons in Jenin|
|Thursday, 06 September 2012 00:00|
On Wednesday morning, 05 September 2012, an officer of the Palestinian Preventive Security Service (PSS), was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the northern West Bank town of Jenin. This attack is part of the state of proliferation of weapons and assaults against the rule of law prevailing in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 00:10 on Wednesday, 05 September 2012, unknown gunmen fired at Colonel Hisham Sami al-Rukh (41), the Deputy Chief of the PSS in Jenin, while he was traveling by car towards his house in al-Hadaf housing project in Jenin. He was wounded by 7 bullets, most of which hit him in the chest. He was evacuated to the Martyr Khalil Suleiman Hospital, but medical efforts failed to save his life.
Following this attack, Palestinian security forces were deployed large numbers in the town. They arrested a number of suspects.
PCHR condemns this attack, which is part of the state of proliferation of weapons and assaults against the rule of law prevailing in the oPt. PCHR calls upon the Attorney General’s offices to investigate this crime and bring the perpetrators to justice.