IDF soldiers on the Gaza border (illustrative)
IDF soldiers on the Gaza border (illustrative) Yossi Zamir/Flash 90

Yossi Yehoshua, military analyst for Yediot Aharonot, harshly criticized Israel's actions following the arrest of Islamic Jihad leader Basa'am Asadi.

Asadi was arrested Monday evening in Jenin.

"To stop trains and close roads in the south for a short time, if there was a specific warning - and it is doubtful that there was - that is reasonable," Yehoshua tweeted.

"To drag it out for two days already, when faced with a little terror group in Gaza, because of an arrest (not an elimination) that happened in Jenin - that is already a problem with deterrence."

He added, "Even if there will be a response in the end, this is still not the behavior of the strongest country in the region. Islamic Jihad - and all the other enemies - need to understand that the price of a rocket on a train will be extremely heavy. Otherwise, we have not learned anything from [Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah's spider webs."