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In commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israeli forces arrested the last two of the six prisoners that escaped from Gilboa prison last September 6.

On Sunday, the Israeli army arrested Munadil Nafayat and Iham Kamamji while hiding in their hometown of Jenin in the occupied West Bank.

A spokesperson for the Israeli police said the two escapees did not resist when arrested by the Israeli forces.

Earlier, the four companions of the two were arrested on separate occasions.

The police re-captured Zakaria Zubeidi and Mahmoud Ardah at a parking lot in the village of Umm el-Ghanam early last September 11, hours after Yakoub Mohammed Qadri and Mohammed Ardah were located in Nazareth on September 10.

The police said Zubeidi and Ardah were arrested while hiding under a trailer truck.

Arik Yaacov, the service’s northern commander, hinted the escapees appeared to have opened a hole from their cell toilet floor to access passages formed by the prison’s construction.

Yaacov said the facility, about 4 km (2 miles) from the boundary with the occupied West Bank, is one of the highest-security jails in Israel and houses Palestinians convicted or suspected of anti-Israeli activities, including deadly attacks.

A Palestinian prisoners organization said four of the men were serving life sentences.

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