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Islamic Jihad official promises more terror: “Escalation of the resistance, of the confrontation, and the stand against the Israeli enemy”

Islamic Jihad Information Office Director Daoud Shihab: “The six Jihad fighters who broke through the fortifications at Gilboa Prison and went out to the long awaited freedom, they know their path well… The person who resists and confronts [the enemy] knows well where he is heading – either Martyrdom or victory or arrest…This will reshuffle the deck and restore the situation to eruption, escalation of the eruption, escalation of the resistance, and escalation of the confrontation and the stand against the Israeli enemy... Look what happened in the Gaza Strip for example, what happened in Jenin for example in the so-called [Operation] Defensive Shield, how many Martyrs ascended [to Heaven].”

2021 Gilboa Prison escape – 6 Palestinian terrorist prisoners escaped from Israel's Gilboa Prison on Sept. 6, 2021, by widening the hole of the shower drainpipe in the floor of their cell. One terrorist is from Fatah - Zakariya Zubeidi, and the other five are from Islamic Jihad - Ayham Kamamji, Muhammad Ardah, Mahmoud Ardah, Yaqub Qaderi, and Munadil Nafiyat. Four of the terrorists were recaptured after five days: Zubeidi, Ardah, Ardah, and Qaderi. Kamamji and Nafiyat were arrested in Jenin on Sept. 18, 2021 along with two accomplices. Zubeidi was head of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in the Jenin area during the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), when he oversaw numerous lethal attacks, and he also carried out shooting attacks in 2018-2019. Kamamji participated in the murder of 18-year-old Eliyahu Asheri on June 25, 2006, and planned to blow up a bus using an exploding car. Muhammad Ardah participated in initiating and executing a suicide bombing on bus no. 823 on Nov. 29, 2001, in which 3 people were murdered and many others were wounded. Mahmoud Ardah was involved in numerous attacks; the website of Islamic Jihad’s military wing defined him as the "commander" of the prison escape. Qaderi committed a shooting attack on Sept. 18, 2002 with an accomplice in which Israeli Yosef Ajami was murdered and a foreign worker was wounded. Nafiyat was being held in administrative detention.