GAZA, Sept. 17 (UPI) — A Palestinian human rights group is calling on Hamas to conduct an investigation into bloody clashes between it and a Gaza City clan opposed to its rule. Â
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights Tuesday said the Islamist militant group, which has ruled Gaza since the end of Israeli occupation last year, has a duty to determine if any the 11 killed and 42 wounded in Monday’s violence were innocent victims and to take measures to prevent human rights abuses.
In a release, the group said two of fatalities were children. In all, 10 members of the Dughmosh clan were slain, including the two children, as well as a police officer, while 42 people, including a woman and 10 police officers, were wounded.
The PCHR said it was investigating a report that the body of one of the dead, Jameel Dughmosh, was taken to a house where gunmen fired at the corpse. It said Hamas must comply with rules that discourage the use of excessive force and the harming of civilians.