Scenes From the Palestinian Liberation XL
What’s it been, two weeks, since I had one of these? Too long.
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
26 June 2006
A 13-year-old child was killed and three others, including a child, were injured in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in a number of incidents in which weapons were misused or mishandled.
PCHRâ€™s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 03:00 on Sunday, 25 June 2006, Anas Mohammad Khayri Abdel-Jabbar Yassin (13-year-old resident of Asira El-Shamaleyya, northwest of Nablus) was killed by a bullet to the chest. Â He was hit by a bullet fired into the air by a gunman at a wedding in the village of Barqa.
At around the same time, Haytham Samir El-Agha, a 17-year-old resident of El-Qarrara town north of Khan Yunis, was admitted to Naser Hospital in Khan Yunis. Â He was suffering from shrapnel injuries to both hands, caused by the detonation of a homemade bomb he had mishandled in a field near his home. Â His condition was described as moderate.
At approximately 11:50 on Thursday, 22 June 2006, Mazen Saber Haboub, a 33-year-old resident of Jabalia refugee camp, was injured by a bullet from an unknown source, while walking near Sheikh Zayed housing project to the east of Beit Lahya. Â He was taken to Kamal Odwan Hospital for treatment, where his condition was described as moderate.
And at approximately 22:00 on the same day, Ahmad Haidar Saqer, a 23-year-old resident of Khan Yunis, was injured by a bullet to the left leg. Â The bullet was fired during a wedding celebration for one of his relatives. Â Saqer was taken to Naser Hospital for treatment.
But wait! That’s not all. If you act now you also get this appalling, criminal behavior:
27 June 2006
Over the past week, armed clashes between armed groups and security forces have escalated, leaving seventeen Palestinians injured, one injured seriously. Â Five people were also kidnapped and three vehicles were blown up.
PCHRâ€™s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 11:30 on Tuesday, 27 June 2006, an exchange of fire took place between members of the Preventive Security and members of Hamas in the Unknown Soldier Square in Bani Suheila. Â The clash resulted in the injury of Suliman Khalil Abu Libda (50) by a bullet to the right leg, while he was about to leave his house. Â He was taken to Naser Hospital in Khan Yunis for treatment, where his injury was listed as moderate.
At approximately 02:00 on the same day, unknown assailants detonated an explosive device in a vehicle belonging to the family of Colonel Fayez El-Aydi, who works in the Force 17 Apparatus. Â The vehicle was parked under the residential building, where he and his family live, in the Tal El-Hawa area of Gaza City. Â The vehicle was completely destroyed. Â In addition, damage was incurred to a number of nearby apartments. Â It is noted that one of the Colonelâ€™s sons works in the Preventive Security.
At approximately 02:00 on Sunday, 25 June 2006, gunmen arrived at the house of Mahmoud Mohammad Abu Salah (a 23-year-old resident of Greater Abasan, east of Khan Yunis), who works in the Naval Police and is a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades (the armed wing of Fatah). Â They burned Abu Salahâ€™s car and fired shots at the house. Â He sustained a minor shrapnel injury to the right side.
At approximately 14:00 on Saturday, 24 June 2006, gunmen kidnapped Saqer Mohammad Hashem El-Saftawi, a 33-year-old resident of Nusirat refugee camp, who works in the Palestinian Police Force.Â They also kidnapped his assistant, Eyad El-Dabba, a 38-year-old resident of the El-Sabra area of Gaza City. Â Both men were kidnapped near the Islamic University in Gaza City and were taken to an undisclosed location. Â In his statement to PCHR, El-Saftawi accused members of Hamas of kidnapping him and his assistant, and subjecting them to interrogation and beatings with gun buts. Â After that, both men were handed over to the members of the Ministry of Interior Executive Force, who handed them over to the Ministry of Interior at midnight.
At approximately 17:30 on the same day, gunmen from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades kidnapped Moussa Abu Maâ€™rouf (19) and Abdallah Abu Maâ€™rouf (18) from the Jourit El-Luot area of Khan Yunis. Â Both men are Hamas activists and were kidnapped in the center of Khan Yunis. Â They were taken to a social club run by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and were released at approximately 19:00.
At approximately 22:30 on the same day, masked gunmen traveling in a car fired at Abdallah Mohammad El-Qarra (24), while he was in his grocery shop in the Abu Mostafa area of Greater Abasan. Â He was hit by bullets to the chest and legs. Â He was taken to Naser Hospital, where his condition was described as serious.
At approximately 09:30 on Friday, 23 June 2006, masked gunmen traveling in a car kidnapped Ahmad Hussein Safi, a 24-year-old resident of Khan Yunis and a member of the Preventive Security Apparatus, while he was walking near his house in the city. Â Safi managed to escape his captors and call his colleagues, who came to his rescue. Â Both sides exchanged fire. Â An unidentified civilian was injured in the exchange.
At approximately 07:00 on Thursday, 22 June 2006, armed clashes erupted between members of Islamic Jihad and members of the National Security , near the government compound in the city of Jenin. Â The clashes resulted in the injury of three members of the National Security Forces…. Â
PCHRâ€™s preliminary investigation into the incident indicates that the clashes erupted when a vehicle refused to stop at a roadblock erected by National Security Forces. Â The security forces fired at the vehicle and injured Ala Yaser El-Ghul (22) with a bullet to the abdomen and Mohammad Ahmad Biekawi (19) with a bullet to the leg. Â The clashes resumed at approximately 13:30 the next day. Â No injuries were reported in the second incident.
At approximately 01:30 on Thursday, 22 June 2006, unknown assailants threw a hand grenade at the house of Khaled Mohammad Abu Hilal (43), the spokesman of the Ministry of Interior and National Security. Â No injuries or damage were reported. Â The house is located in Jala Street in Gaza City.
At approximately 22:00 on Wednesday, 21 June 2006, unknown gunmen fired shots near the house of Saâ€™id Rashid El-Najjar (35) in the Qiezan El-Najjar area of Khan Yunis. Â El-Najjar works in the General Intelligence Service. Â Two of the house guards and a woman who was nearby were injured. Â They were taken to Naser Hospital for treatment, where their conditions were listed as moderate…. Â
At approximately 23:00 on the same day, an explosive device was detonated in a vehicle belonging to Yaser Hussein Dahlan (32), who works in the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Â At the time, Yaser, his mother-in-law and Ahmad Abu Shouqa (28) were in the car. Â Abu Shouqa is Dahlanâ€™s friend and works in the Preventive Security. Â The incident took place near the headquarters of the Preventive Security in the Tal-El-Hawa area of Gaza City. Â The three sustained injuries and were taken to Al-Quds Hospital for treatment. Â Their injuries were described as moderate.
And at approximately 23:20 on the same day, members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and members of the Executive Force traveling in a car exchanged fire in central Khan Yunis. Â Ali Mohammad Shurrab (22) was injured by a bullet to the right leg. Â Waâ€™el Othman El-Qassas (25) was injured by shrapnel to the right foot. Â Shurrab was a bystander and El-Qassas a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. Â Both were taken to Naser Hospital for treatment. Â Shurrabâ€™s injury was described as moderate and El-Qassasâ€™ injury was listed as minor.
Butwhatever you do, don’t call all this bloodshed senseless. It may have some purpose, after all:
The Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades are claiming that they kidnapped an Israeli on Wednesday.
They claim the man is in his 60s and from Rishon Lezion.
The claim is being investigated.
The Palestinians can’t kill each other fast enough for my liking.