Sep 7, 2021, 1:38 PM
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Palestinian prison break indicating Israel's security holes

Tehran, IRNA - A recent surprising escape of six Palestinian prisoners from a high-security jail of the Zionist regime has proven the fact that there are big security vulnerabilities in Israel's intelligence and security structure.

Five Palestinian prisoners from Islamic Jihad Movement and another one from Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades managed to flee the Gilbao Prison in northern occupied Palestine, at 1:00 a.m. on Monday.

The inmates, serving life sentences, escaped via an underground tunnel from the most secured prisons of Israel. It is believed that they managed to dig the tunnel inside their cell over the past few months.

Following the prison break, the Israeli officials came to the conclusion that intelligence and security apparatus of the regime is vulnerable and penetrable. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett described the event as a "grave incident," calling for an inspection of all security and prison systems in Israel.

The prison break is considered a heavy blow to security apparatus in Israel; hence, the Israel Security Agency ordered transfer of more than 400 Palestinian prisoners to other prisons.

Different Palestinian resistance groups, including Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad congratulated the event. Many Palestinian people poured into streets to expressed their delight over the happening.

Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum lauded the prison break, saying that the escape proves the bravery of these prisoners, achieving freedom despite such strict security measures. It's a heroic and impressive action.

Meanwhile, Israeli security sources and media reported that the incident was very hard and surprising for the regime, depicting it as a spiritual triumph for Palestinians.

It is worth mentioning that Bennett is handicapped when he will discuss prisoner swap during his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in the coming days.

The Zionist regime announced in recent months that reconstruction of the Gaza Strip depends on agreement for prisoner swap with Palestinians, but Hamas underlined that the issues are different cases.


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