Public security minister says one of remaining escapees thought to be in West Bank

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

Public Security Minister Omer Barlev says that security officials believe one of the two remaining escapees in the prison break from Gilboa Prison on Monday has made it to the West Bank.

“The estimation is that one has succeeded to get to the West Bank. The other one could be on either side of the Green Line,” Barlev says in an interview on Channel 12.

The two prisoners still on the run are Iham Kamamji and Munadil Nafiyat, who, like the four other fugitives who were captured by Israeli police last night, are from the area around the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

“We will catch them,” Barlev vows.

He says that a government commission of inquiry into the prison break that he has proposed will be okayed by the cabinet in the coming days.

“The failure must be investigated,” he says.

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