Amjad Aref Al-Ja’as

June 20, 2023: Amjad Aref Al-Ja’as, 48, died from serious wounds suffered a day earlier in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, when Israeli soldiers killed five Palestinians and injured more than 100, including 26, who suffered serious wounds.

Amjad is the father of Wasim Amjad Aref Al-Ja’as, 19, who was among nine Palestinians, including one woman and siblings, killed by Israeli army fire in the Jenin refugee camp on January 26, 2023.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed Amjad’s death at dawn on June 20 and said he was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire Monday, June 19, during the massive Israeli invasion of Jenin.

The Health Ministry added that Amjad was rushed to a hospital in Jenin and was later moved to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus due to the seriousness of his wounds, but succumbed to his injuries despite all efforts to save his life.

It confirmed that the soldiers killed five Palestinians, including a child, and injured at least 100, including 23 who suffered life-threatening wounds, in Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp.

A picture of Amjad and his son, Wasim

The Palestinians who were killed by the army Monday in Jenin have been identified as Ahmad Yousef Saqer, 15, Khaled Azzam Asa’sa, 21, Qassam Faisal Abu Seriyya, 29, Qais Majdi Adel Jabarin, 21, from Jenin, and Ahmad Khaled Daraghma, 19, from Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank.

The Israeli army said seven soldiers were injured when Palestinian fighters detonated an explosive device weighing more than 40 kilograms near their armored military vehicles and added that the explosion caused serious damage to the vehicle, although it was armored.

On the same day, Israeli soldiers killed Zakariya Mohammad Zakariya Za’oul, 20, and injured two after the army invaded Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the West Bank.

Amjad was from Jenin refugee camp, in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC