Field Updates

 

Khaled Abu Kmeil, from al-Bureij Refugee Camp,
died this morning from wounds he sustained yesterday in a familial dispute.
This incident is part of the state of security chaos and assaults on the rule
of law prevailing in the occupiedPalestinianterritory (oPt).

 

According to investigations conducted by the
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at 07:00 this morning, 06 August
2012,medical sources in the al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, located in Deir al-Balah
in central Gaza, announced the death of KhaledTaher Abu
Kmeil (36)from wounds he sustained yesterday in a familial dispute in al-Bureij
refugee camp. The dispute erupted between members of the Abu Kmeil family, and
escalated to the use of gunfire by a family member who woundedKhaled Abu
Kmeilwith a bullet to the abdomen and Imad Ahmed Abu Kmeil (22)with a bullet to
the right leg. The wounded were transferred to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital for
medical treatment.Khaled was laterpronounced dead.

 

The Palestinian police told PCHR’s fieldworker
that they arrived at the scene, opened an investigation and arrested the
individual who opened fire.

 

PCHR condemns this incident, which is part of
the state of security chaos and assaults on the rule of law prevailing in theoPt,
and calls upon the Office of the Attorney General to open a serious
investigation into the incident and to bring the perpetrators to justice.