Israeli troops launched a major manhunt on Monday following a prison break for six “very dangerous” Palestinian terrorists serving on suspicion of terrorism in the largest security facility.
Fugitives, five Islamic Jihad members and former senior commander Zakaria Zubeid of the Israeli-designated terrorist group Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, through a tunnel dug under the drainage system in their cell, Gilboa in the northern part of the country. Escaped from prison.
Arik Yaakov, head of Israeli prison services, said the fugitives apparently accessed the corridor formed by the construction of the prison after piercing the floor of the cell’s toilet.
“Six prisoners escaped through an opening found in their cell,” a statement from prison service called it a very rare breakout. Four of the men were sentenced to life imprisonment for capital crimes.
According to various local media reports, the fugitive was between the ages of 26 and 49 and was imprisoned for being involved in an attack on Israel about 20 years ago.
Northern District Police commander Simone Benn Shabo said authorities were urging residents of the area to be more vigilant, but no additional security recommendations had been issued.
“There is no reason to change your routine, but there will be numerous troops in the cities of Afra and Baitshean and other towns,” Shabo said in a statement, the time of Israel. report.. “I demand additional awareness of what is suspicious,” he added.
Israeli officials said they were building obstacles and patroling the area. Israeli Army radio said 400 prisoners were being moved as protective measures against additional escape attempts.
NS Hole video The escape of the prisoners was widely shared on social media, and the iconic Prison Break movie “The Shawshank Redemption,” in which Portland banker Andy Dufresne fled freely through a sewer after passing through a hole. The scene was drawn. He is taking medicine in his cell.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called it a “serious incident” and required the utmost efforts of various Israeli security departments. He said he was constantly informed about the prison break that took place hours before Israel celebrated the Jewish New Year.
A Palestinian terrorist group quickly praised the outbreak.
“This is a great heroic act that will have a serious impact on the Israeli security system and will have a serious impact on the Israeli army and the entire system,” said Islamic Jihad spokesman Daudshehab.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
from NTD News