Israeli Security Minister Admits Complicated Gilboa Prison Escape
Al Mayadeen reporter has divulged that the Israeli failure extends to all security and intelligence levels.
An Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that the Israeli Security Minister has admitted that the Gilboa escape incident is "very complicated," detailing that the Israeli failure extends to all security and intelligence levels.
Internal Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev describes the planning of the escape as highly exact and very comprehensive, presuming that the prisoners received support from outside the prison.
According to the correspondent, settlers detected a movement near Gilboa jail in the morning and alerted the occupation forces.
Earlier in the day, Al Mayadeen reported that tens of checkpoints were deployed in the search for the escaped prisoners, with the Israeli Prison Authority blocking off sections of the prison and launching search parties, fearing that the escaped prisoners would carry out operations against them.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz confirmed that six Palestinian prisoners managed to escape from Gilboa Prison near the occupied city of Beisan, at dawn today, Monday.
The six Palestinian heroes dug a tunnel they used to break free from the prison, where they were reported missing at around 4 am.
The detainee Mahmoud al- Arida (46) was sentenced to life, and led the escape plan, according to Al Mayadeen's correspondent.
It was also reported by a senior security official that the escape of prisoners from Gilboa reflects a "series of dangerous failures."