Dr. Moawiya Hassanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, reported that one Palestinian security officer, member of the Presidential Guard Force, died of wounds suffered during internal clashes last Sunday.

The officer, Rafeeq Siyam, was seriously injured last Sunday and was moved to an Israeli hospital for further treatment; he died of his wounds at the Israeli hospital.

The clashes took place between members of the Executive Force, formed by the Hamas-led Ministry of Interior and members of the Preventive Security and the Security devices local to president Mahmoud Abbas.