Police raise alert level following prison break — now 1 level below highest

The Israel Police have raised the alert level throughout Israel to 3, one below the highest level, as it ramps up the search for the six Palestinian security prisoners who escaped Gilboa Prison earlier this week.

Police will reinforce their presence in public gatherings and shopping centers, and is preparing for the scenario of a quick move to an emergency amid fears that the current tensions will escalate into a round of armed conflict with terror groups.

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