The suspects are senior activists in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Judea and Samaria Region and are suspected of providing guidance in planning terror activities as well as transferring finances and taking an active part in the rebuilding of terror networks in the region. This is part of a continuing IDF-ISA campaign to prevent theinfrastructure of terror gaining hold in the Judea and Samaria region.
In addition, GOC Central Command, Maj. Gen. Avi Mizrahi, ordered to close the offices of the "El Bara'a" association in Jenin and its possessions were confiscated. These actions took place due to its associations with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Gaza-based organization "The Soul of Jerusalem", both of which were declared illegal organizations as they operate constantly in order to harm the security of Israel's citizens and security forces.
The Islamic Jihad terrorist organization threatens openly to attack 'everywhere in Israel,' and “applauds all efforts to respond to the crimes committed daily against our people," including the recent Jerusalem terror attack at the main bus station, which it applauded.