IQNA

15:22 - March 03, 2021
News ID: 3474151
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Israeli soldiers raided different parts of the West Bank on Wednesday, detaining tens of Palestinians, including a senior member of the Islamic Jihad movement.

 

The Islamic Jihad leader, Bassam Sa’adi, was abducted by the Zionist troops in his home in a refugee camp in Jenin, RT Arabic reported.

Around 30 Zionist military vehicles entered the refugee camp at dawn and surrounded Sa’adi’s home.

Dozens of youngsters protested the invasion and hurled stones at the soldiers, who fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, wounding a young man and two women.

Local sources said some armed resistance fighters engaged in a brief exchange of live fire with the invading soldiers.

They said the soldiers wired and detonated the main doors of the home and forced the members of the family in one room, before violently searching the properties.

They then handcuffed Sa’adi and took him to an undisclosed location.

The Zionist forces also detained his nephew in an attack on his home.

Bassam Sa’adi, 61, has been arrested by the Tel Aviv regime multiple times and spent 13 years in Israeli jails.

The Islamic Jihad movement in a statement condemned the move as an attempt by the occupying regime to escalate tensions ahead of Palestinian elections.

 

 

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