Palestinians hold protest in support of recaptured Gilboa escapees in Gaza


Published: 2021-09-19 16:14

Last Updated: 2021-10-17 18:02

Credit: AFP
Credit: AFP

Sunday, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip held a protest in support of the six prisoners who had escaped a high-security Israeli Occupation prison, after the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) recaptured the last two.

"We were not expecting [prisoners to be arrested[ because they arrived to the east of Jenin, and you know that Jenin is the camp of the heroes and the revolution. Most of them carry weapons, so we hoped that the people of Jenin would protect the heroes," a Gazan resident told AFP.

"It was a shock for us, because they arrived in Palestinian lands and with the protection of people, they were supposed to hide them. These prisoners were living in the prisons of the occupation," another resident said.

Earlier Sunday, the IOF announced the arrest of the last two Palestinian escapees who managed to escape from Gilboa prison- Ayham Kamamji and Monadel Nafe’at. This came after the IOF stormed the city of Jenin.

Sept. 6, six Palestinians escaped Israeli Occupation Gilboa prison in the north of the country.

Gilboa prison is considered one of Israeli Occupation’s most secure facilities, due to the heavy fortification and the security procedures followed inside it.

Sept. 11, Hebrew media announced the recapture of Zakaria Zubeidi and Muhammad Ardah near Jabal Al-Tur, north of occupied Palestine.

This came hours after the Israeli Occupation arrested Yaqoub Qadri and Mahmoud Arda.