The Washington Post Sunday

Police capture 4 of 6 Palestinia­n escapees


Israeli police on Saturday said they have arrested four of the six Palestinia­ns who broke out of a maximum-security prison last week — including militant leader Zakaria Zubeidi, whose exploits over the years have made him a well-known figure.

The arrests moved Israel closer to ending an embarrassi­ng episode that exposed deep flaws in its prison system and turned the fugitive prisoners into Palestinia­n heroes. Late Friday, Palestinia­n militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into Israel in an apparent sign of solidarity, drawing Israeli airstrikes in reprisal.

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