Friday afternoon, 28 March 2008, 3 Palestinians were killed and 10 others were
wounded in Kufor Thuluth village, southeast of Qalilya, while a reconciliation
meeting was being held.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR and a statement issued by the
public relations department at the police of Qalqilya, at approximately 14:00 on
Friday, a reconciliation meeting was held between the clans of Shawahna and
Mara’ba at a secondary school in Kufor Thuluth village, to end a dispute between
the two clans, which had taken the life of Eyad Qassem Mara’ba on 24 October
2008. After meeting the demands of the Mara’ba’s clan, including receiving an
amount of 40,000 JD (approximately US$ 60,000), and signing an agreement between
the two clans, a member of the Shawahna clan was fired it, which led to an
exchange of fire between the two clans. As a result, 3 persons were killed:
Kamal Qassem ‘Awadh Mara’ba, 45, hit by 6 gunshots to the
chest, the back and the limbs;
Mohammed ‘Awadh Qassem Mara’ba, 22, hit by 4 gunshots to
the chest, the side and the leg; and
Nour Sa’id ‘Ali Mara’ba, 13, hit by a gunshot to the
Additionally, another 10 persons were wounded.
is gravely concerned over the continuation of the use of weapons in personal and
clan disputes, which is further aggravating the state of security chaos in the
Occupied Palestinian Territory. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian National
Authority, represented by the Attorney-General, to investigate these crimes and
bring the perpetrators to justice.