Police continue to search for the two remaining Palestinian prisoners that escaped from a maximum-security prison; One of the four that were recaptured is reported to be a well-known terrorist.
The Israeli police managed to recapture an additional two of the six Palestinian prisoners that escaped from the maximum-security Gilboa Prison in August. The recapturing of the two escapees brings the total to four as the hunt for the final two continues. One of the men that was recaptured early on Saturday is an infamous terrorist by the name of Zakaria Zubeidi.
The two prisoners were found hiding under a semi-trailer.
One of the men who escaped, Mohammed al-Arida, and four of the others, reportedly belong to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist organization. As reported by The Times of Israel, al-Arida was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to life in prison for terror-related crimes.
According to reports out of the Jewish State, it is believed that at least one of the remaining two fugitives is hiding somewhere in the northern region of the West Bank (Judea & Samaria).
Sgt. First Class (res.) Roi Simon said, “We are doing everything to locate the escaped prisoners. The unit has not ceased its work and is continuing in the effort until all the escaped terrorists are caught.”