GAZA STRIP (Dispatches) – A senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement has denounced the fatal shooting of a Palestinian student during a raid by Zionist troops on the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin, terming repeated Zionist assaults as a futile attempt to stop Palestinian resistance.
Ahmed al-Modallal said Zionist troops’ and settlers’ recurrent assaults and acts of aggression across the occupied West Bank will never discourage Palestinians from treading the path of resistance.
“Ever since the martyrdom of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Jenin has been the scene of Palestinians’ resistance and struggles. The Jenin Brigades is now brandishing the flag of resilience and has evolved from a group to a popular revolutionary movement,” Modallal said.
The high-ranking Islamic Jihad leader emphasized that the Zionist regime is now facing frequent crises due to resistance operations and Jenin has turned into a nightmare for the regime.
“In light of the possibility of the formation of a far-right Israeli cabinet, we are preparing for a fierce battle and confrontation. The resistance front is constantly developing its weapons and beefing up its military might,” Modallal noted.
He stated that resistance fighters are strong-minded to continue their struggle against the occupying Israeli regime and expand their combat capabilities.
“The resistance front has all options on the table to deal with the Israeli enemy. It will never retreat from its path to defend the Palestinian land, nation and their sanctities,” Modallal said.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health said Mahmoud al-Saadi, 18, was killed by the Zionist regime’s army on Monday in the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin. He was shot in the stomach.
At least four other Palestinians were wounded after being shot, according to the ministry and local journalists.
The Palestinian Ministry of Education mourned Saadi in a statement. It said he was a student at the Farhat Hashad Boys Secondary School in Jenin and that he had been killed on his way to school.
Zionist troops have recently been conducting raids and killings in the northern occupied West Bank, mainly in the cities of Jenin and Nablus, where new groups of Palestinian resistance fighters have been formed.
Since the start of 2022, the occupying regime’s troops have killed at least 199 Palestinians, including 47 children, in the West Bank, occupied East Al-Quds and the Gaza Strip.