05 September 2018
Today, on 05 September 2018, 2 civilians, including a woman, shot dead in Raba village, east of Jenin, southeast of Jenin. This incident is part of the state of proliferation of weapons and assault on the rule of law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 09:00 on Wednesday, 05 September 2018, B. M. B. (35) opened fire at his wife S. M. B. (30) and then Slaughtered her with a knife inside their house in Raba village, south of Jenin. After that, B. M. B. got into his car, drove for 400 meters and then stopped after he saw his cousin A. H. B. (24) standing on the road. B. M. B. got out of his car and shot his cousin dead at point-blank range. A. H. B. was admitted to Khalil Suleiman Hospital in Jenin where he immediately died. After that, B. M. B. got into his car and headed to Jalqamus Police Center, which is nearby, and then handed himself to the police.
The Police Spokesman, Louay Ezriqat, said to local media that the police arrested the person suspected in committing the crime and seized his weapon. Ezriqat added that: “the police and public prosecution opened investigation into the incident.”
PCHR is concerned over the increasing number of killing incidents in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) as 7 persons were killed in the last 3 weeks in deferent consequences. The last of these incidents was the killing of ‘A. S. H. (50) and his wife A. M. H. (35), from Dura village in Hebron, who were killed inside their apartment in Ya’bud village in Jenin on 27 August 2018.
PCHR hereby condemns the killing of (S. M. B.) and (A. H. B.) and calls upon the competent authorities to take all necessary measures to end the proliferation of weapons and maintain civilians’ security and safety.