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Official: 2 killed in Gaza City clan clash

May 21, 2013 9:41 A.M. (Updated: May 21, 2013 8:12 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A journalist and human rights activist were shot dead in Gaza overnight during a suspected clan clash, locals said.

Muatazz Kamal Abu Safiyya, 23, and his uncle Ahmad Hasan Abu Safiyya, 42, were killed during the clash in Gaza City's Tal al-Hawa neighborhood.

Muatazz was a correspondent with an Algerian TV station and his uncle was a lawyer and board member of Addameer prisoner rights organization.

Four other family members were injured in the brawl.

Gaza health official Ashraf al-Qidra said two bodies arrived at al-Shifa medical complex overnight. Both had gunshot wounds to the head, he added.

Gaza police have opened an investigation into the killings and have arrested several suspects.
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