After surviving an Israeli assassination attempt in the
northern West Bank, a leader of the armed resistance arrived in the Jordanian
capital of Amman
Tuesday night. Saraya Al Quds.issued a
statement today revealing that in the morning 35 year old Hussam Jaradat had
died of the injuries he sustained.
Jaradat was the West Bank
leader of Saraya Al Quds, an armed resistance wing affiliated with Islamic
Jihad. Speaking on behalf of Islamic Jihad, Mahmoud Al Sa’adi said that Jaradat's
condition had continued to deteriorate since Israeli forces shot him in an
assassination attempt in Jenin Refugee Camp last Wednesday.
Due in part to the efforts of Palestinian medical
professionals, Jaradat's trip to Jordan was coordinated with several
parties, including the International Red Cross. A Palestinian Red Crescent
Ambulance brought him to the West Bank border crossing with Jordan.
Israeli forces controlling the border detained Jaradat and
the ambulance exchange for several hours, despite the fact that he was given
international travel permission and protection,.
He arrived at an Amman
hospital on Tuesday night. Medical
sources said that he was in critical condition with bullet wounds in his head, it
was reported by Al Sa'adi. The injures proved too severe and Hussam Jaradat died
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