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Palestinian prisoners escape from Israeli jail, apparently via a tunnel

The males escaped from Gilboa jail, which lies between the Sea of Galilee in Israel and the West Bank city of Jenin.

An image of a tunnel entrance purportedly utilized by the prisoners to flee has been broadly shared on Palestinian social media, and Israeli media are reporting the boys used a tunnel to get out, however police haven’t but confirmed it.

The exterior of Gilboa prison.

Zakaria Zubeidi, a commander within the militant wing of the Palestinian political social gathering Fatah, is likely one of the escapees, in accordance with a Palestinian prisoner assist group. The different 5 are all reported to be members of the militant group Islamic Jihad.

Islamic Jihad mentioned in a press release that the jail break was a “major heroic act” and a “severe slap to the Israeli army and the entire system in Israel.”

Israeli police say intelligence providers are concerned in a big police operation to attempt to discover the boys. Drones and helicopters are additionally getting used within the hunt, police mentioned.

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