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Israeli army arrests last 2 of 6 Palestinian prison escapees

Sep. 19, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Sunday arrested the last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago, closing an intense, embarrassing episode that exposed deep security flaws in Israel and turned the fugitives into Palestinian heroes. ...

Lawyers say Palestinian prisoners were beaten after capture

Sep. 15, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Lawyers for two Palestinians who were captured after escaping from an Israeli prison last week said Wednesday their clients were badly beaten during their arrest, with the most well-known of the prisoners suffering a broken jaw and two broken ribs while in...

Israel arrests 4 Palestinian fugitives who escaped prison

Sep. 11, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Saturday said they have arrested four of the six Palestinians who broke out of a maximum-security prison this week — including a famed militant leader whose exploits over the years have made him a well-known figure in Israel. Late on...

Israeli media: 4 Palestinian escapees captured, 2 at large

Sep. 10, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reports say two more of the six Palestinian who broke out of a maximum-security prison this week have been arrested at dawn Saturday, leaving two prisoners at large. The prisoners captured included Zakaria Zubeidi, a well-known militant...

Palestinian teen describes brutal attack by Israeli settlers

Sep. 10, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

SILAT Al-DHAHR, West Bank (AP) — More than two weeks after the attack, Tareq Zubeidi still spends most of his time in bed, too scared to leave home even if the wounds on his feet allowed him to walk normally. The 15-year-old is haunted by the memory of what he describes...

Theater kid turned militant stars in Israeli prison break

Sep. 09, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For nearly two decades, Zakaria Zubeidi has been an object of fascination for Israelis and Palestinians alike, who have seen his progression from a child actor to a swaggering militant, to the scarred face of a West Bank theater promoting “cultural resistance” to...

Fires flare in Israeli prisons amid manhunt for 6 escapees

Sep. 08, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Pressure built around Israel's prison system Wednesday after fires broke out at several facilities and the government searched for six Palestinian escapees who have been on the run since they tunneled out two days earlier. Fires were reported...

Israel strikes Gaza as Palestinians celebrate prison break

Sep. 07, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes on what it said was a militant site in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday after Palestinians sent incendiary balloons into Israel in support of six Palestinian prisoners who had escaped from an Israeli prison the day before. ...

Israel searches for 6 Palestinians after rare prison break

Sep. 06, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel launched a massive manhunt in the country's north and the occupied West Bank early Monday after six Palestinian prisoners tunneled out of their cell and escaped from a high-security facility in the biggest prison break of its kind in decades. ...

Leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Palestinians meet in Cairo

Sep. 02, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president held talks in Cairo on Thursday with the King of Jordan and the president of the Palestinian Authority aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process and strengthening a ceasefire that halted the Israel-Hamas war. Egypt's Abdel Fattah...