JERUSALEM, Israel – Israeli police re-captured four of the Palestinian prisoners who escaped from one of the country’s maximum-security detention facilities last week and are still looking for two fugitives who remain at large.
The four men were caught on Saturday during a pair of arrests in the northern Israeli towns of Nazareth and Shibli–Umm al-Ghanam.
The men managed to evade capture for five days, but police found them after local Israeli Arabs spotted them and tipped authorities off. The men appeared to have received no help following their escape and had no planned route for where to go, Israeli media reported.
They appeared before court late Saturday evening where prosecutors are pushing terrorism charges following their escape. All six escapees were serving time for terrorism, including the notorious Fatah terror leader Zakaria Zubeidi, who was among the men captured on Saturday.
Police found Zubeidi and another fugitive in a parking lot in Shibli–Umm al-Ghanam. Hours earlier, police arrested two of the escapees in Nazareth after they were spotted digging through trash looking for food.
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