An Israeli military court on Thursday extended the remand of a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad member Sheikh Bassam Al-Saadi.
Detention of Saadi, who was arrested on August 1 by Israeli occupation troops in the West Bank city of Jenin, was extended by six days, until August 16, Israeli media reported.
He has served seven terms in an Israeli prison, according to Israeli and Palestinian media.
After his arrest, the Zionist occupation began closing off cities around the Gaza Strip border, fearing retaliation. Then, last Friday, the occupation military launched a brutal aggression on Gaza, killing more than 40 Palestinians, and injuring nearly 300 others.
Nearly three days of fighting later, an Egypt-brokered ceasefire agreement was signed, with Islamic Jihad saying Saadi and another Palestinian detainee, Khalil Awawdeh, will be released.
After the ceasefire took into effect on Sunday, Israeli occupation denied any intention to release Saadi and Awawdeh.
Source: Israeli media