What did you do this weekend? Cut the grass? Trim the hedge? Shoot a child in the head?
In the past two days, one Palestinian has been killed and 9 others, including a child, were wounded in separate incidents related to the misuse of weapons in the Gaza Strip, in the context of the state of security chaos and proliferation of weapons in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). [Technically speaking, the OPT has been O-ed by Ps only for almost two years now---but let that go.]
7-year-old Ahmed Ziad al-Haitham was wounded by a gunshot to the head coming from an unknown source, when he was near his home in al-Nasser neighborhood in the north of Gaza City.
Maybe you got into an argument with your neighbor over the rake he borrowed last fall, like these guys:
On Sunday, 29 April 2007, a man was killed and his brother was wounded in an armed interfamily dispute in al-Shojaeya neighborhood in the east of Gaza City.
Again, no Jews anywhere near the place.
Maybe you wanted to sleep late, but someone in the neighborhood had other plans:
Anonymous gunmen shot at the home of director of preventive security in Hebron, Major Jihad Abu-Omar, on Monday at dawn. No injuries were reported.
Abu-Omar said that his house was shot at while he and his family were sleeping. He said that the assailants were a group of people who he described as “devious”. The bullets penetrated the walls and created a state of panic among his children. The children’s bedroom was penetrated by 120 bullets, according to Abu Omar.
Abu Omar said that he had received several threats for implementing the security plan. He says “there are huge and dangerous crimes happening in Hebron and the criminals want us to stop our work.”
If spraying a house with bullets is “devious”, what is this?
Palestinian security forces on Monday foiled an attempt to break into the Egyptian embassy by Palestinian family members, whose sons are being held in Egyptian jails.
Note that’s Egyptian jails, not Israeli.
Or maybe you had a weekend as bad as this guy:
An employee of Khan Younis municipality broke into the Mayor’s office and attempted to throw himself from the window onto the new municipality building in an attempt to commit suicide.
The suicide attempt is believed to be attributable to the dire economic conditions suffered by the employee, as he has not received his salary for several months.
I hear there’s good money in digging tunnels.