Salem Israeli military court sentenced a resident of Jenin refuge camp to five consecutive years after charging him of membership in the political wing of the Islamic Jihad and forming institutions which belongs to the movement.

The Israeli prosecution claimed that Sheikh Bassam Al-Saadi financed the activities of the Islamic Jihad in his area through his contacts with leadership of the movement in exile, especially in Syria.

Al-Saadi was arrested in October, 4, 2002, and was wanted to the Israeli security since the outbreak of the Intifada.

The mother of Al-Saadi and his twin sons were killed by the Israeli army during the Intifada, and his home was shelled several times.

Currently, Al-Saadi is placed in solitary detention in Hadarim, and barred of his visitation rights for “security reasons”.