Islamic Jihad threatens Israel over escaped prisoners, braces for IDF raids

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Islamic Jihad threatens Israel over escaped prisoners, braces for IDF raids
Terror group sends gunmen to Jenin as Israel searches for 6 fugitive terrorists; prison officials questioned over breakout; 3 arrested for suspected role aiding escapees
By TOI staff
7 September 2021

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group sent gunmen to the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank on Tuesday ahead of expected Israeli raids hunting six security prisoners who escaped from an Israeli prison, as the fugitives remained at large over a day after their disappearance. Israel has launched a massive manhunt to capture the six prisoners, who are considered highly dangerous, after they broke out of the high-security Gilboa prison early Monday in what is considered to be among the most serious jailbreaks in the country’s history.

Five of the six fugitives are members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The terror group has issued several threats to Israel since the escape, warning against raids in Jenin and against taking action against the group’s members in Israeli prisons. “If the IDF enters [Jenin] it will be met with significant firepower from many weapons and explosive devices,” the group said at a Tuesday press conference in Jenin.

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