Monday at dawn, six Palestinians escaped the high-security Israeli Occupation Gilboa Prison in the north of the country.
According to Al Jazeera, initial investigations suggest that surveillance cameras recorded the prisoners’ escape but that security guards on duty were unaware of it.
According to the Addameer Foundation for Prisoner Care and Palestinian Human Rights, Gilboa jail “was created under the supervision of Irish experts and opened in 2004 near Shatta prison, in the Bisan area,” in the north of Palestine.
“[The prison] is described as the most guarded prison, and the occupation holds Palestinian prisoners in it who the occupation accuses of carrying out operations inside the 48 territories,” they added.
The Israeli Occupation Prison Service released a video of a hole under a sink in a cell where the prisoners escaped.
The opening of the hole lead to a tunnel that extends beyond the prison boundary, tens of meters long.
According to The Guardian, the prisoners worked on the tunnel for months using a spoon they kept hidden behind a poster in their cell.
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