Israeli Chief of Staff: Gilboa Prison Escape Has Regional Implications
Israeli Occupation Chief says Gilboa Prison Escape radiates to other areas, warning of immediate implications.
Israeli Occupation Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi warned that the escape from Gilboa carries implications beyond the immediate concerns.
“This is an event with regional implications, which radiates to other areas, and we are prepared for every scenario,” Kohavi added.
On his account, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that “high alertness must be maintained, and cooperation must continue until the operation is complete.”
Israeli media reported the occupation's Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked revealed the Gilboa Prison escape is a serious failure that cannot be covered up, as it exposed a series of failures in the prison service.
According to Israeli Channel 12, Shaked said she believes that the PM's decision to form an official inquiry on the Gilboa escape and the prison service's failure is the right step to take.
Abu Obeida, the military spokesperson for the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, confirmed on Saturday that the escape of the prisoners has once again exposed how fragile the enemy's security is.
Abu Obeida declared that no prisoners’ swap deal will take place at any cost without the 6 prisoners who liberated themselves from the Gilboa Prison, stressing that re-arresting the heroes of the Freedom Tunnel does not conceal the shame inflicted upon the Israeli security establishment.
He added that the Jenin Camp and its revolutionaries are not alone in the face of the enemy's threats against “our people in the West Bank,” highlighting that if the heroes of the Freedom Tunnel have attained their freedom from under the ground, “we promise them that they will soon be liberated from above the ground."