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Police minister says one of the Palestinian fugitives still in Israel

Public Security Minister Omer Barlev visits Ketziot prison in southern Israel, on September 9, 2021. (Israel Prisons Service)
Public Security Minister Omer Barlev visits Ketziot prison in southern Israel, on September 9, 2021. (Israel Prisons Service)

Public Security Minister Omer Barlev says one of the two Palestinian security prisoners who have yet to be captured is still within Israeli territory, nearly two weeks after tunneling out a prison in northern Israel.

Barlev tells Channel 12 news that the other is in the West Bank.

“We’ll catch them,” he says.

Four of the six prisoners have been recaptured since they escaped from Gilboa Prison early on September 6, in what is considered one of the worst jailbreaks in Israel’s history.

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