The prisoners dug a tunnel under a toilet cubicle and escaped from the prison through a sewer shaft.
In Israel on Monday morning, September 6, six prisoners involved in terrorist activities escaped from Gilboa prison in the north of the country.
The country’s Prison Administration (SHABAS) has already confirmed the escape.
It is noted that the prisoners escaped using a tunnel from the Gilboa prison, where terrorists sentenced to long terms of imprisonment are held.
A large force of police and SHABAS units, supported by helicopters and unmanned aircraft, have been put on alert. Special services and the military are involved.
Five of the detainees were activists of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad. The sixth, and possible mastermind of the escape, is one of the Fatah terrorist leaders, Zaharia Zubeidi.
According to the N12/Mako website, the prisoners apparently dug a tunnel under a toilet cubicle and managed to escape from the prison through a sewer shaft. According to one witness, the fugitives were spotted by local farmers who contacted the police.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has already discussed the incident with Internal Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev and noted the extreme seriousness of the incident, stressing the need for a “systematic effort” by the security forces.