early hours of Tuesday, 14 October 2008, a member of the ‘Izziddin
al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, died of his wounds. The
member was mistakenly shot by a bullet to the abdomen when he
intervened to resolve a dispute that a friend of his had with others
in al-Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City on the previous day evening
to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human
Rights (PCHR), at approximately 02:00 On Tuesday, 14 October 2008,
medical sources at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City declared that Ahmed
Mohammed Suleiman Abu Hassira, 20, died of wounds in the abdomen.
Abu Hassira was shot by a bullet unleashed by mistake from his
friend's gun when he intervened to settle a dispute to which his
friend was a party in al-Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City in On
Monday evening, 13 October 2008. Abu Hassira was taken immediately
to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City where he underwent a surgery. He died
few hours later.
‘Izzeddin al-Qassam Brigades issued a statement on 14 October 2008
mourning Abu Hassira as one of its members.
notes with grave concern that casualties continue to be caused by
the misuse of weapons. PCHR calls upon concerned authorities to make
efforts to ensure the non-recurrence of such incidents.