Internal violence continues in Gaza, and 14 killings have been reported between January 18 and March 31, 2009 . Despite promises to investigate unlawful killings and other abuses, Hamas authorities have reportedly only investigated one alleged killing by members of their security forces or armed wing. Hamas security forces have also used violence against known Fatah members. These practices are in breach of the Palestinian Basic Law.
Read: Alertnet, “Human Rights Watch accuses Hamas of Gaza killings,” 20 April 2009, http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LJ352044.htm
Download: “Under Cover of War: Hamas political violence in Gaza,” Human Rights Watch, New York, April 2009, http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/iopt0409webwcover.pdf