By Mia Stevens, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Israeli authorities are on the hunt for 6 Palestinian militants who escaped Gilboa prison sometime on Monday morning.
Although it is yet to be confirmed the escapees had broken out via tunnel, pictures of their expected escape route have been widely shared throughout the Palestinian media. 6 Palestinians have been reported for escaping the prison, and one of which is commander of the militant wing of the Fatah (Palestinian political party). The other 5 escapees are said to be participants of the militant group Islamic Jihad.
Words from Islamic Jihad describe the escape as “major heroic act” and a “severe slap to the Israeli army and the entire system in Israel.”
Police investigations are ongoing and have included drones and helicopters to help find the men.