Field
Update

  

On
Thursday, 06 March 2014, Mos’aab Abu Samrah from Deir al-Balah was shot dead
during a relative’s wedding party.  This
is part of the state of misuse of weapons and attacks on the rule of law
plaguing the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

 

According
to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR),
at approximately 14:00 on Thursday, 06 March 2014, Mos’aad Mousa Abu Samrah
(22) from Deir al-Balah was shot in the neck when an armed person fired in
celebration of one of his relatives’ wedding party. The injured was immediately
taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Deir al-Balah to receive medical
treatment.  He was then transferred to
Shifa hospital in Gaza City because of the seriousness of his injury.  However, medical sources at the hospital
declared his death an hour after his arrival at the hospital.

 

The
Palestinian police arrived at the scene and initiated an investigation into the
incident.  They arrested the suspect
pending investigation.

 

PCHR
strongly condemns the killing of Abu Samrah as a result of the use of weapons
in special occasions and parties, which is part of the state of misuse of
weapons and attack on the rule of law plaguing the OPT. PCHR also demands the government
in Gaza to take necessary measures to ensure the non-recurrence of such
incidents.