PIJ vows revenge for IOF murders in West Bank
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement vows to take revenge for the martyrs brutally killed by the Israeli occupation in the occupied West Bank.
In the wake of the Israeli occupation forces killing two senior Islamic Jihad (PIJ) figures in Jenin, occupied West Bank, the Palestinian group issued a statement condemning the IOF's actions and vowing revenge.
"The blood of martyr Farouk Salameh will open the gates of hell for the occupation's leaders," PIJ said in a statement after the IOF killed senior officials during confrontations in the Jenin refugee camp of the West Bank.
"The cowardly assassination will not break the will of our freedom fighters in the Jenin Brigade," the PIJ added. The murder "will constitute a motive to continue holding the first line of defense for our land and people, avenge the blood of our martyrs, and we will not rest until the occupation perishes."
The PIJ had issued a statement mourning the two martyrs, Farouk Jamil Salameh and Mohammad Samer Khalouf, who were martyred during an IOF raid on the Jenin refugee camp earlier in the day.
"We, in Islamic Jihad, mourn our martyr, leader Farouk Salameh, who joined his martyred brethren fulfilling their duty of jihad and revolting through confrontation, assure that his pure blood will open the gates of hell for the leaders of the criminal occupation," the statement read.
"We pledge to our martyrs that we will continue in their footsteps and that we will always be loyal to the pure blood they shed until the liberation of our land and the purification of our sanctities from the desecration of the oppressors," PIJ underlined.
Salameh's assassination led to a widespread wave of anger in Jenin and all over occupied Palestine after he was killed days before his wedding scheduled on Saturday.
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Salameh was a top commander in the Jenin Brigade, being behind several operations against the Israeli occupation and leading the confrontations against the IOF in Jenin and the city's vicinity.
Four martyrs in Jenin
Al Mayadeen's correspondent had reported earlier in the day that confrontations took place between Palestinian freedom fighters and the Israeli occupation forces in Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp.
The Palestinian ministry of health announced at a later time that the confrontations led to the martyrdom of two Palestinians in Jenin and left four others injured.
Farouk Salameh, 28, arrived at the Jenin government hospital in critical condition after sustaining bullet wounds to the abdomen, chest, and head, the Palestinian health ministry said.
Though he was given medical attention, all attempts at rescuing him failed and he was pronounced dead at the hospital, the health ministry added.
With the two martyrs in Jenin, the toll rose to four martyrs in one day after Amer Bader Halabiyeh from Hanina and Mahmoud Khalil Rayan from Beit Duqqu were brutally killed by the Israeli occupation forces.