Israeli media: Preparations in south for possible scenarios
Israeli media are reporting that the Israeli occupation is on alert since it expects a retaliation by the PIJ in response to the arrest of official Bassam Al-Saadi.
Israeli media said today, Monday, that the Israeli occupation forces are cautious because they expect an attack by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in retaliation to the arrest of the movement’s official Bassam Al-Saadi yesterday.
Or Heller, the Israeli commentator on Channel 13, said that "the scenario they are preparing for in the South (because of Al-Saadi's arrest) is the launch of anti-armor missiles, a Kornet missile with a range of 5 and a half kilometers."
Heller added, "We see that the Israeli army ducks in face of a potential attack by Palestinian Islamic Jihad," adding "this tension will last for the coming days," with messages from "Israel" to Hamas and the PIJ through the Egyptians, advising "not to take the initiative to escalate the situation in Gaza because of an arrest operation in Jenin."
Yesterday, special units of the Israeli occupation stormed the house of the PIJ official Bassam Al-Saadi and arrested him and his brother-in-law Ashraf Al-Jadaa in his home in the Jenin camp after assaulting them and took them to an unknown destination.
Ezz El-Din Al-Saadi, the son of the PIJ official, said that "the occupation arrested his father and his sister's husband," noting that his father "was injured during the storming."
The Palestinian Resistance factions warned the occupation against harming Al-Saadi's life, declaring alertness and stepping up the readiness of the operating combat units, especially since the blood in the house of Sheikh Al-Saadi confirms he was injured before he was kidnapped.
Israeli media spoke about "fear of escalation after the arrest of Bassam Al-Saadi," stressing that "the Israeli army arrested Al-Saadi, who was taken wounded, and reports say he was seriously injured in his stomach."
The military correspondent of the Israeli occupation forces radio said that there is an "extraordinary alert in the Gaza area, at a scale that we have not seen since 'Operation Guardian of the Walls.'