Field
Update

 

On
Saturday evening, 25 October 2014, a man from Til village, south of Nablus, was
killed by a bullet as a result of the use of firearms in a dispute in the
village.  This incident is part of the
phenomenon of misuse of weapons and violations of the rule of law prevailing in
the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

 

According
to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR),
at approximately 22:00 on Saturday, 25 October 2014, Mohammed Qasem Salem Qadi
(27), from Til village southeast of Nablus, was killed by a bullet to the head
while he was passing by al-Kabala area in the southwest of the aforementioned
village.  Qadi was hit by a bullet when fired
by gunmen who came from out of the village to support one of the parities a
dispute which erupted between members of two families in the village.  According to eyewitnesses, around 7 gunmen
got out of two vehicles carrying Israeli registration plates, opened fire from
their guns and attacked by-passers in the area. 
As a result, Qadi was wounded to the head while passing by the street
and he was transferred to the hospital. 
However, he died upon arrival.

 

The
Palestinian police arrived at the scene and arrested a number the gunmen and
the owner of a house in which the gunmen sought shelter after killing
Qadi.  Moreover, a number of the village
residents stormed the house, and moved the house furniture out and set it on
fire.

 

PCHR
strongly condemns the killing of Qadi due to the use of firearms in family
disputes, which is part of the phenomenon of misuse of weapons and violations
of the rule of law prevailing in the oPt. 
PCHR calls upon the Attorney General to seriously investigate this
incident and bring the perpetrators before justice.