Massive manhunt underway for escaped Palestinian prisoner
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Massive manhunt underway for escaped Palestinian prisoner

Police appeal for public’s help in finding 32-year-old inmate who fled IDF custody at Afula hospital

A police picture of the Palestinian prisoner who escaped from Israeli custody on January 29, 2017. (Israel Police)
A police picture of the Palestinian prisoner who escaped from Israeli custody on January 29, 2017. (Israel Police)

A massive manhunt was underway Sunday for a Palestinian prisoner who escaped from a hospital in central Israel where he was undergoing a routine medical examination.

The 32-year-old prisoner from the West Bank village of Damon escaped IDF custody while receiving care at Emek Medical Center in Afula.

Large numbers of police have been deployed to the areas adjacent to the hospital.

Police circulated a photo of the escaped prisoner and appealed to the public for help in locating him.

The inmate was described as tall and thin, and was last seen wearing black pants and jacket.

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