Israeli undercover forces are said to have abducted the leader of the Jenin chapter of the Islamic Jihad-affiliated Al Quds Brigades, Adham Younis Al 'Azza (25), when he was visiting the city of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank on Thursday afternoon.
A Ma'an correspondent reported that shots were fired at Al-'Azza's car from a white Volkswagen with Palestinian number plates. Then, the men in the Volkswagen abducted Al-'Azza, taking him to an unknown destination.Can anything be read into this? Is this just a tactic used against a terrorist that has escaped assassination in the past, a potential bargaining chip for kidnapped Israeli soldiers, or maybe a message that kidnapping is a tactic that works both ways.
Eyewitnesses declared that dozens of Israeli soldiers could be seen standing on the rooftops of nearby houses.
Al-'Azza has previously escaped many Israeli assassination attempts.
If the terrorists speak about on this, they can always equate this with their kidnappings and say it justifies what they do--and if they don't, their apologists will.