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Bennett praises security forces, citizens who helped capture fugitives

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett praises Israel’s security forces over the capture of four of the six Palestinian security prisoners who escaped from Gilboa Prison last week.

“High alertness must be maintained, and cooperation must continue until the operation is complete,” Bennett says according to a statement from his office.

In the predawn hours of Saturday morning, Bennett met with police and military officials for an assessment of the situation in northern Israel, an unusual step for the religiously observant premier to take on the Jewish Sabbath.

The prime minister adds that he wants to express his appreciation to the citizens who reported suspicious activity to the police, which led to the arrest of the four.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, on September 5, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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