ISM-Member Akram killed during clashes in Jenin
September 7th, 2007 | Posted in Reports, Jenin Region
6th September 2007
Akram Ibrahim Abu Sbaí, member of the ISM regional committee Jenin and co-founder of one of ISMís first permanent presences was killed by members of Islamic Jihad in the north Palestinian city of Jenin.
Akram was killed on duty, when he tried to smooth tensions between members of Palestinian security forces and members of Islamic Jihad.
Palestinian police officers and members of the security forces reported the following:
At approximately 10 pm Palestinian security forces stopped a car on Mustashfa street, near Jeninís governmental hospital. The car driver, member of Islamic Jihads Al-Quds Brigade couldnít show any valid registration papers for the car and so verbal clashes erupted between the people in the car and the security forces. When Akram, also member of the security forces joined the scene in order to smooth the clashes, he was shot twice in the chest by one of the men, sitting in the car. He was brought to Jeninís governmental hospital and passed away as a consequence of his injuries.
Akram was buried on the graveyard of Jenin refugee camp at 3.30 pm
(Security Forces are usually members of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade in the Palestinian Authority. The ISM's admission that Akram was one of its founding members in Jenin is proof that the ISM operates as part of the Palestinian Authority and Fatah.)