Last week, security forces arrested senior Islamic Jihad terrorist Basa’am Asadi in Jenin. During that operation as well, Israeli security forces surrounded the home of the wanted terrorist, Asadi, and found themselves caught in a firefight. The forces carried out the operation successfully, however, dragging Asadi out of his home and arresting him.
Asadi’s son later claimed that his father suffered injuries, including to his head.
Asadi’s arrest led to threats by Islamic Jihad to carry out a terror attack against Israeli soldiers and civilians on the Gaza border, prompting Israel to close roads in the area. When Islamic Jihad did not back down from their threats, the IDF began Operation Breaking Dawn in Gaza.