IDF troops arrest Bethlehem head of Islamic Jihad

The Bethlehem head of the Islamic Jihad was arrested Monday night in a joint IDF, special Border Police unit and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation. Muhammad Isa Halil Abeda commanded several Islamic Jihad terror cells and was involved in planning and funding terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, the army said. Abeda was arrested after being holed up for several hours in his house. During the arrest operation, Palestinians hurled Molotov cocktails, building blocks and rocks at the troops, who responded by firing at their lower bodies.