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JERUSALEM — The final two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a optimum-safety Israeli jail two months back ended up recaptured early Sunday, the Israeli military explained.
It reported the two had been arrested for the duration of an army raid in their hometown, Jenin, in the occupied West Lender. The arrests shut an rigorous pursuit and an uncomfortable episode that exposed Israeli stability flaws soon after the six inmates tunneled out of their cell on Sept. 6.
Palestinian news outlets reported that clashes had erupted in Jenin when troops entered the metropolis. But a spokesperson for the Israeli law enforcement reported the two escapees, Munadil Nafayat and Eham Kamamji, ended up arrested devoid of resistance at a dwelling the place they experienced taken refuge.
Fouad Kamamji, Eham Kamamji’s father, explained to The Involved Press that his son experienced termed him when troops surrounded the property and said he would surrender “in buy not to endanger the household proprietors.”
The four other inmates ended up captured a number of days after the jail crack, in two individual functions in northern Israel. All 6 of the prisoners are from Jenin.
Five of them — four of whom are serving lifestyle sentences — are associates of the Islamic Jihad militant group. The sixth, Zakaria Zubeidi, is a perfectly-known former commander of the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a militant group loosely affiliated with Fatah, the secular group that dominates Palestinian politics in the West Lender.