Field Update

 

On Wednesday, 16
January 2013, the head office of Aisha Association for Woman and Child
Protection
in Gaza City was the subject of a robbery by an unknown
person. This incident is an example of the state of security chaos and assault
on the rule of law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

 

The Palestinian Centre
for Human Rights (PCHR) carried out an investigation into the break-in.
According to the testimony of Rami Sami Baker, 32, a security guard working for
the Association, at approximately 21:00 on Wednesday, 16 January, an unknown
masked person broke into the head office of Aisha Association for Woman and
Child Protection near Gaza International Hotel, west of Gaza City. He attacn
the same day, the guard woke up and found the office’s doors open and the locks
broken. He called Mrs Reem Fraina, Aisha’s Director, and Mr Elias al-Jelda,
Chairman of the Board of Directors, who came immediately to the office. The police
arrived and inspected the scene. They found that 1 laptop, 2 video cameras and
equipment belonging to the vocational training section at the Association had
been stolen. In addition, contents of the financial and administrative offices
were damaged.

 

PCHR condemns this
incident which is demonstrative of the state of security chaos and continuous violations
of the rule of law in the oPt, and calls upon the Attorney General’s office to
investigate the incident and prosecute the perpetrators.