Israeli army troops assassinated Mahmoud Abu Obeid, a leader of Al-Quds Brigades, in Jenin on Wednesday morning, Palestinian media sources.Eyewitness reports said that an undercover Israeli army unit entered the city using a civilian car with Palestinian license plates, and shot Abu Obeid at clso range in the city center in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Witnesses added that after the troops shot Abu Obeid from the car, one of the unit members walked out of the car and shot Abu Obeid a few more times to confirm his death.

During the funeral of Abu Obeid, the Islamic Jihad said it will have revenge on his assassins.

Israeli army sources claimed that Abu Obeid was planning what they described as a large-scale bombing in Tel Aviv.

The Israeli police and security forces stated on Tuesday that they managed to thwart such a bombing attempt in Tel Aviv. Israeli security sources reported that a Palestinian resident of the West Bank was taken prisoner, along with three other people, at a house in nearby Bat Yam area.

Later, Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine, declared responsibility for this failed bombing attempt and said that the group dispatched one of their members to execute it.