The terrorists' vehicle after the operation
Chief superintendent M., a company commander in the Border Guard, on Wednesday morning killed the commander of Islamic Jihad in Jenin, Ashraf Sa'adi, who was responsible for launching several suicide attacks in 2005 and 2006.
The company was operating in the Jenin refugee camp. M. describes the morning's events for Ynet: "We received specific information about a vehicle. When we noticed it, we tried to capture the three terrorist inside.
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"They escaped into one of the alleyways and started to shoot in our direction. We returned fire. I felt something hit me in my shoulder but continued fighting. I then saw someone run away from the vehicle. I shot and killed him. That was Ashraf Sa'adi."
The other two gunmen, also wanted terrorists, were shot down by the company.
M. was lightly injured in his shoulder but refused to be evacuated for medical treatment.
"I did not want to leave until it was over and everyone was out. I went to hospital when we were done," he explained.
This is the second recent successful operation for M. The same unit was responsible for last week's killing of Mahmoud abu Abid, who was responsible for sending the suicide bomber caught by police in Bat Yam.
M. shot the terrorist last week too. He is not trying to conceal his satisfaction: "This is a terrorist cell that will do anything to harm Israelis. I am pleased that I was the one who eliminated the cell."
When asked about his fears he said: "Yes, there is always some fear, but I try to keep a low profile. But if there is another operation tomorrow, my guys and I will be there, because we are doing the right thing."