At 3:15a.m. on Friday 15 September 2017, Samir Abdel Wahhab Al-Najjar, 63, was injured as he was walking in a lane parallel to his home in southern Rafah.
Field reports indicate that Samir was stopped by a guard of the house of a Palestinian faction leader. The latter asked Samir to introduce himself as he walked near the house, but Samir did not reply. The guard gunshot him in the right leg, and he returned home before an ambulance took him to Abu Yosef Al-Najjar hospital. He was then transferred to the European Gaza Hospital, where medical staff said his injury was moderate.