GOC Central Command orders closure "El Bara’a" offices in Jenin

IDF (Zahal) forces arrested 12 Palestinian Islamic Jihad-associated militants in the West Bank overnight

Date: 31/05/2011, 3:12 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

GOC Central Command, Maj. Gen. Avi Mizrahi has ordered the closure of the offices of the “El Bara’a” association in Jenin as well as the confiscation of possessions in the offices.

This action was taken due to the association’s connection with Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Gaza-based “The Soul of Jerusalem” organization (also known as the Foundation of the Spirit of Jerusalem for the Prisoners and Martyrs’), both of which have been declared illegal organizations due to their efforts to harm the security of Israeli civilians and security forces.

Overnight, IDF (Zahal) forces arrested 12 Palestinian Islamic Jihad-associated militants in the West Bank.

The suspects are senior activists in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization in the West Bank and are suspected of providing guidance in planning terror activities as well as transferring money and taking an active part in the rebuilding of terror networks in the region.

The IDF (Zahal) will continue to operate to eliminate terrorism and thwart terrorist activities intended to harm Israeli civilians and security forces.