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A Person Killed and Two Others Wounded, Including a Woman, in Two Separate Incidents in Gaza

Yesterday, 'Alaa' al-Souri was killed and another person was wounded due to being fired at by a gunman in al-Shati' refugee camp. In a separate incident, I'timad al-Taweel was mistakenly wounded by a live bullet, when her son was cleaning a gun in Sheikh Redwan neighborhood. Such two incidents are part of the state of security chaos and misuse of weapons prevailing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 10:00 on Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 'Alaa' Mohammed al-Souri, 24, was killed, as he was shot by a live bullet to the chest, besides, Mohammed Naji Ghabboun, 22, was wounded by two live bullets in the chest and left shoulder, when a gunman, working in Gaza Municipality's Police, fired at them in al-Shati' refugee camp in the west of Gaza City. The two persons were in their perfumery when the incident took place. The Palestinian police arrived, arrested the person, who opened the fire, and initiated an investigation.

In a separate incident, at approximately 17:00 on Wednesday, 3 November 2010, I'timad Jom'a al-Taweel, 47, from Sheikh Redwan neighborhood in northern Gaza City, was transported to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. She was wounded in the right thigh by a live bullet, when her son was cleaning a gun inside the house. Al-Taweel received the necessary medical treatment in the hospital, where medical sources described her wounds as moderate.

PCHR strongly condemns such incidents, which are considered part of the state of security chaos and misuse of weapons prevailing in the OPT. It also calls upon the Attorney-General to seriously investigate the incident and bring perpetrators to justice.