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Palestinian terrorists’ "awe-inspiring" prison escape will go down in history, say top Fatah officials

Headline: “The Fatah Revolutionary Council [convenes] in Jenin as a sign of support for the freedom tunnel prisoners”




“The Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council held a meeting yesterday [Sept. 13, 2021] in Jenin as a sign of support for the six prisoners who took their freedom by force from Gilboa Prison a number of days ago (see note below -Ed.).

Likewise, a Fatah delegation that included Fatah Deputy Chairman and [Fatah] Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul… and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani… visited the Jenin refugee camp, the villages of Kafr Dan and Bir Al-Basha, and the towns of Arraba and Ya’abad to send regards to the families of the six prisoners who took their freedom by force from Gilboa Prison. The delegation expressed its support for the prisoners who put a new and awe-inspiring date in the record of our people’s struggle…


Al-Fatiani said: ‘The heroic act of the six prisonersadded new pages to the struggle, the determination, and the resolve, which will be taught in the history [lessons].’”


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.