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Israel arrests key Islamic Jihad leader

Israeli forces take group’s regional chief to unknown location after arresting him in West Bank

Israel arrests key Islamic Jihad leader file photo


By Gulsen Topcu

RAMALLAH, Palestinian

Israeli soldiers detained a regional head of the Islamic Jihad group in a raid late Monday in the West Bank, according to eyewitnesses.

Soldiers raided a house in the Jabariyyah neighborhood of the Jenin refugee camp and took Bassam al-Sadi to an unknown location, the eyewitnesses said.

Islamic Jihad is yet to release an official statement on al-Sadi’s detention.

Al-Sadi, 58, has been arrested several times by Israeli security forces and imprisoned for around 12 years.

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