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.