The Israeli army has arrested the last two Palestinian Prófugos prisoners after the flight of the beginning of the month, in which a total of six reos fled a high security prison, triggering a rebound of tension in the area.
"In a joint operation of the army, the Shin Bet and the police anti-terrorism unit, the two remaining terrorists who had escaped Gilboa's prison were captured in the city of Jenín," a military spokesman reported today.
The fugitives arrested today are Iham Kamamji and Munadil Nafiyat, both identified as members of Palestinian Islamic jihad.
As detailed by the castrenic communiqué, both were delivered after being surrounded by Israeli troops, which since its escape on September 6 sought them both in the West Bank and in Israeli territory.
With this arrest ends the search operative that had begun after the leak and that included the capture, last weekend, of the other four fugitives.
"It's done. The six terrorists have been recaptured and will be returned to prison, in an impressive, sophisticated and fast operation on the part of the Shin Bet, the police and the army," Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Benet said today.
"I would like to thank the security forces that worked day and night, even during the Shabbat (Jornada of Jewish Rest) and the holidays, to end this," he added.
The escape of the prisoners, widely held among the Palestinians, both in Gaza and the West Bank and East Jerusalem, was followed by a series of violent episodes in the area. After an initial wave of demonstrations in support of the passengers, several rocket launches were also recorded from Gaza to Israel, which were answered with reprisal bombings.
During the last two weeks, the number of attacks from Palestinians against Israelis was also increased, not only in the West Bank but also in Israeli territory, although in recent days there were no violent episodes.Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 02:06