We have been sitting inside this hot and smelly van for almost 6 hours, we were waiting for the green light to go into one of the towns in the West Bank and snatch a leader from a local terrorist cell. All of us were ready to explode, summers in Israel are hot. 110+ hot and sitting inside that van was not the best way to spend the afternoon.

When the OK finally came we waited for another couple of hours until night to move. Movement was very slow and deliberate. Imagine a 3, 4 and 5 stories buildings with balconies, windows and doors everywhere. In between little streets sometimes with enough room for a single walking man to pass. Not the best place to be on a firefight.