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Fatah opens park in Jenin named after 6 Palestinian terrorists who briefly escaped from Israeli prison

Headline: “Jenin: Inaugurating the Freedom Tunnel Prisoners Park and honoring the Zububa prisoners”


“Yesterday, Thursday [Feb. 17, 2022], the Insan National Action Association and the ‘Set Your Goal’ organization in cooperation with the Fatah Movement inaugurated the Freedom Tunnel Prisoners Park (refers to 6 terrorist prisoners who temporarily escaped from Gilboa Prison; see note below -Ed.) and honored five prisoners with heavy sentences from the village of Zububa, west of Jenin.

A speech rally was held at the Village Council Square and a procession set out from the village led by groups of scouts, with the participation of school students, national action factions, important figures from the official, security, and civil institutions, released prisoners and their relatives, and representatives of Fatah, the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, the local authorities and councils, and charity and youth associations.

The procession participants waved signs and slogans demanding to release the prisoners.

[Village] Council Chairman Hashem Atatra, Fatah Jenin branch representative Osama Bazzour, Fatah Secretary in Zububa Hussein Jaradat, Arab Liberation Front Central Committee member Abdallah Qabha, Insan Association Chairman Fida Turkeman, and National Council to Commemorate the Arab Martyrs Chairman Muhammad Habash gave speeches in which they emphasized that the inauguration of this park is a message emphasizing that the occupation’s inevitable fate is to end and that the Palestinian people adheres to its land and its support for the prisoners’ movement until the release of the last prisoner.”




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.