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A military court extended the detention of a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Bassem Saadi was arrested on August 1 by Israeli forces in city of Jenin. At that time, “Islamic Jihad” announced the introduction of a state of alert, and the Israel Defense Forces said that it had “specific” signs of the “inevitable” attacks on the Gaza border, resulting in a cordon off of the area for several days.
Saadi's detention was extended by six days, until 16 August.
According to Shin Beth, 61-year-old Saadi has been jailed and released seven times.
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