The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)
Police catch 2 Palestinians who broke out of prison
Israeli police on Friday night said they had caught two of the six Palestinians who broke out of a maximum-security prison this week in a daring prison raid that has captured the country’s attention.
Shortly afterward, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket toward Israel that the Israeli military said was intercepted by air defenses. No group claimed responsibility for the rocket attack, which is believed to be linked to the re-arrest.
Police said the two were caught in the Arab-majority city of Nazareth in northern Israel on Friday night. The announcement identified them as Mahmoud Aradeh and Yakub Kadari — members of the Islamic Jihad militant group who were both serving life sentences. They showed no resistance. Israeli media reports said a civilian alerted police to two suspicious figures.
The six Palestinians tunneled out of the Gilboa prison Monday, setting off a furious manhunt across Israel and in the West Bank.