Arrest of Islamic Jihad terrorist is extended


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Arrest of Islamic Jihad terrorist is extended
Ofer military court extends arrest of Islamic Jihad commander Basa'am Asadi by six days.
Ido Ben Porat
Aug 16, 2022

The Judea Military Court at the Ofer Camp on Tuesday extended by six days the arrest of Islamic Jihad terrorist Basa'am Asadi, who was arrested on August 1. Asadi is the Islamic Jihad commander in Judea and Samaria. He was arrested in Jenin by Border Police and IDF forces, and it was his arrest that prompted the Islamic Jihad terror group to threaten to carry out an attack on Israelis near the Gaza border, leading Israel to close roads and transportation in the area. When the tensions and threats continued, Israel began Operation Breaking Dawn to end the threat. The military prosecutor requested to extend Asadi's arrest by nine days, noting that there are additional people involved who were arrested as part of the investigation. Asadi's attorney requested that he be released to house arrest.