Hamad Mustafa Abu Jilda

September 11, 2022: Hamad Mustafa Hussein Abu Jilda, 24, died in a hospital in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, from serious wounds he suffered Tuesday, September 6, in Jenin, after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured him.

Medical sources at the Khalil Suleiman governmental hospital said Hamad was shot and seriously injured by the Israeli army fire after dozens of military vehicles invaded Jenin city and Jenin refugee camp and added that he was receiving treatment in Jenin and had to undergo several surgeries due to the seriousness of his wounds.

They also said that Hamad remained in a coma at the Intensive Care Unit until he succumbed to his injuries.

Abu Jilda was also a former political prisoner who was held by Israel for 2.5 years; he was a married father, and his wife is pregnant with the second child.

After his death, hundreds of Palestinians marched in the streets of Jenin city, carrying his coffin and chanting for ongoing resistance and steadfastness until liberation and independence, in addition to denouncing the escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinian people.

Hamad was named after his uncle, who was killed by the Israeli army in 1992 in Jenin.

The slain Palestinian is the eighth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli army fire since the beginning of this month, September 2022, in addition to another Palestinian who died in an Israeli prison from medical negligence.

On September 8, Haitham Hani Mubarak, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the main entrance of Beitin village, northeast of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

On September 7, the soldiers killed Younis Ghassan Tayeh, 21, in the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

On September 6, the soldiers killed Mohammad Mousa Saba’na, 29, and injured at least nine Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

On September 5, the soldiers invaded Jenin city and Qabatia town, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, killed a young man, Taher Mohmmad Zakarna, 19, injured another, and abducted five.

On September 2, the soldiers killed Fadi Mohammad Fayez Ghattas, 19, after an alleged stabbing attack targeting soldiers, near Beit Einoun village junction, northeast of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

On September 1, the soldiers killed Yazan Naim Affana, 24, after shooting him with live fire while the army withdrew from Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in Al-Biereh city after the army invaded the Al-Biereh city in the Ramallah and Al-Biereh governorate, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

On the same day, the soldiers killed Mahmoud Suleiman Khaled, 25, in front of the main entrance of Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On September 3, Mousa Haroun Abu Mahameed, 40, a Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel, died at an Israeli medical center.

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