IOF Capture Two Detainees Who Broke Out of Gilboa

The radio station of the Israeli occupation army announces the arrest of two prisoners of those who broke out from Gilboa Prison: Mahmoud Al Arida and Yaqoub Qadri.

  • People gather around a hole used by six Palestinians to escape from the Gilboa Prison on September 6, 2021 | AFP
    People gather around a hole used by six Palestinians to broke out from the Gilboa Prison on September 6, 2021 (AFP)

The Israeli army radio channel announced that the IOF captured two of the six detainees who broke out of Gilboa Prison: Mahmoud Al Arida and Yaqoub Qadri in occupied Nazareth. 

Israeli media had said that the arrest was not the result of intelligence nor fieldwork, but rather the "vigilance of the settlers" who noticed them and called the occupation police.

Earlier today, Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that the Israeli occupation forces were searching uninhabited buildings and checking the security cameras of mosques in Sandala, a village in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948, as part of their search for the six Palestinian detainees who broke out of Gilboa Prison.

The Israeli occupation forces also arrested five family members of the Palestinians who liberated themselves from Gilboa after raiding their homes in Arraba and Bir al-Basha of the West Bank, in an attempt to capture the detainees.

Earlier today, Israeli "Channel 12's" political affairs commentator quoted sources close to the Israeli government for saying a large-scale military operation was being prepared for Gaza and that the six prisoners breaking out from Gilboa Prison obstructed it.

Gilboa's former commander had previously described the liberation as "the most dangerous incident that could happen. It is shameful. Gilboa prison is a stronghold," he said, according to Israeli media.

During the past few days, Israeli media declared that neither the Shin Bet, the occupation police, nor anybody had any tangible intelligence regarding detainees. The breakout was labeled a reflection of a series of grave failures.