Security Chaos and Proliferation of Small Arms
Attacks against Citizens Suspected of Collaboration with Israeli Security Services
9 April 2006
Two Palestinians Shot in Nablus for Alleged Collaboration with Israeli Security Services
A Palestinian armed group fired at two Palestinians from ‘Askar refugee camp and Beit Fourik village near Nablus, who are suspected of collaboration with Israeli security services.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 02:30 on Sunday, 9 April 2006, Jalal Khalil ‘Abdullah, 20, from ‘Askar refugee camp, and Samer Wahdan Abu Samra, 28, from Beit Fourik village, were found wounded by several live bullets to the legs. Unknown gunmen lured the two persons to the edge of Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, where they then fired at them. The gunmen later claimed that they had shot the two men, because they were believed to be collaborating with Israeli security services.
According to PCHR’s documentation, at least 3 Palestinians have been extra-judicially killed and a number of others have been wounded by Palestinian armed groups in the West Bank, since the beginning of 2006, for alleged collaboration with Israeli security services.
PCHR strongly condemns this latest crime, which further aggravates the state of security chaos in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. PCHR is concerned over increasing attacks by Palestinian armed groups against persons suspected of collaboration with Israeli security services. PCHR asserts that prosecuting those suspected of collaboration with Israeli security services is a right and a duty of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). This process must be conducted within the framework of the law, ensuring the legal rights of suspects, including their right to a fair trial. PCHR also calls upon the PNA, represented by the Attorney General, to investigate such crimes and bring their perpetrators to justice.