A 17-year-old Palestinian boy was killed and another teenager was critically wounded by Israeli military forces who raided the Jenin refugee camp at dawn on Saturday.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that Amjad Al-Fayed died after being shot by the Israeli army.
Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition during violent confrontations with youths on Haifa Street. Local Palestinian sources in Jenin reported that army vehicles had tried to advance toward the outskirts of the camp.
Al-Fayed was the nephew of two previous victims of Israeli barbarity. Their names are associated with the “ambush of the 13 soldiers” in Jenin during a battle in April 2002.
Palestinian sources reported that a march was launched in front of Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin as soon as the killing of Al-Fayed was announced. Mourners carried his body and roamed the city’s streets and its camp. They chanted slogans condemning the crimes of the Israeli occupation and called for strengthening national unity.
Later, large crowds in Jenin attended the teen’s funeral and condemned Israeli atrocities.
Palestinian national and Islamic factions in Jenin called for reinforcing national unity to confront Israel’s excesses.
The speakers stressed that Israel’s crimes would not intimidate the Palestinians and “they would continue to resist until the occupation was defeated.”
A general strike was also observed in Jenin to express anger over Al-Fayed’s killing.
With Al-Fayed’s death, the number of Palestinian victims of Israeli brutality in Jenin and its camp has reached 20 since the beginning of 2022.
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