Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening a senior political leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, after surrounding homes belonging to his relatives, in the al-Jabriyyat neighborhood, in Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
Media sources in Jenin said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into the refugee camp, and surrounded Saâ€™adi family homes, before dozens of regular army units invaded the area, after isolating it.
The soldiers then stormed into several homes, owned by members of Saâ€™adi family, and abducted Bassam, after assaulting him and his family, in his brotherâ€™s property.
The Israeli army confirmed the arrest and said that many Palestinians also hurled stones and empty bottles at the soldiers.
The army fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs; there have been no immediate reports of casualties.
It is worth mentioning that Sheikh Bassam Saâ€™adi is a father of two young men who were killed by the Israeli army in previous invasions and was repeatedly imprisoned by both Israel and the Palestinian security forces.