Days of Palestine

Wednesday, May 31

Mass Condemnation, General strike in Jenin Camp in Mourning for Martyr Amjad Fayed

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Days of Palestine – Jenin

A general strike was declared on Saturday in Jenin refugee camp in mourning for martyr Amjad al-Fayed, who was killed by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at an early hour today.

The general strike has taken place amid growing Palestinian calls for avenging Jenin martyrs and responding to daily IOF raids that target Palestinian resistance fighters and citizens from Jenin and its refugee camp.

Earlier, the Palestinian health ministry announced the martyrdom of 17-year-old Amjad al-Fayed and the injury of another 18-year-old teenager, whose condition was described as critical.

The two were injured at dawn Saturday when the IOF stormed Jenin City and its refugee camp.

According to local sources, the IOF fired live ammunition during skirmishes with local youths in Haifa street in Jenin, killing one and critically injuring another.

Later in the morning, a massive rally began in front of Jenin’s Ibn Sina Hospital, with mourners carrying Fayed’s body over their shoulders and roaming the city’s streets, chanting slogans against the occupation and calling for revenge.

Meanwhile, Hamas Movement mourned the martyr Amjad Al-Fayed, offering its sincere condolences to his family and our heroic people in Jenin.

The Movement in a statement confirmed that the Zionist occupation’s targeting of the 17-year-old boy Amjad Al-Fayed with live bullets at dawn today in Jenin, leaving him to bleed until he died, and shooting directly at the people and their vehicles, is a heinous crime.

“Escalating terrorism exposes the brutality and sadism of this occupation and reveals the state of confusion and terror experienced by its leaders and soldiers, due to the state of popular cohesion and resistance in Jenin and the entire occupied West Bank,” Hamas stressed.

The movement stated that the blood of the martyr will be fuel for a renewed uprising, and will increase our people’s insistence on escalating the resistance and clashing with the occupation by all means, until it deters and removes it from our land.

In the same context, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh condemned the Israeli occupation for killing Fayed, stressing that the international community should hold Israel accountable for its acts.

Shtayyeh warned of “the serious consequences of these repeated crimes,” calling on the international community to condemn them and to hold the perpetrators accountable.