At 5:15pm on Monday, 18 March 2019, about ten masked, armed men attacked Atef Abu Saif, 45, Fatah’s spokesperson in the Gaza Strip, and his neighbor Abdul Meni’m Jadallah, 58, when they were in the garden of the latter’s house in Al-Amoudi area in west Beit Lahia town in North Gaza district. The assailants took away Abu Saif’s car and mobile phone after they brutally beat the two men. Doctors at Al-Quds Hospital reported that Abu Saif suffered from fractures in his left hand and right legs, deep wounds in the head, and bruises throughout his body. Jadallah suffered from fractures in his right leg and hand and bruises throughout his body. Abu Saif had also been assaulted in a similar incident in September of last year.
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights strongly condemns the attack on Abu Saif and Jadallah. This attack seems politically motivated. Al Mezan calls for a credible, effective investigation into the attack and to deliver justice to the perpetuators without delay.