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Per Gaza ceasefire deal, UN team pays visit to PIJ commander jailed by Israel

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

The West Bank head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, Bassam al-Saadi, is seen shortly after his arrest by Israeli troops on August 2, 2022. (Courtesy)
The West Bank head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, Bassam al-Saadi, is seen shortly after his arrest by Israeli troops on August 2, 2022. (Courtesy)

The UN’s Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland says that his office dispatched a team to visit Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s West Bank commander Bassem Saadi who has been in Israeli jail for the past two weeks.

Wennesland says the visit was part of the UN’s commitments in the ceasefire negotiated by Egypt that brought an end to a three-day conflict between Israel and PIJ.

“I reiterate that the ceasefire in Gaza is very fragile and I call on all sides to preserve the calm,” Wennesland tweets.

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