As reported by the IDF on Sunday, the last two of six terrorists who escaped from the Gilboa Prison on Sept. 6 were captured in the Palestinian Authority city of Jenin on Saturday night.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad members Iham Kamamji and Munadil Nafiyat, the two wanted men who escaped prison along with four other inmates, surrendered and were taken for questioning, along with two collaborators who had been assisting them.

Source: Morning Express (AA / Youssef Ibrahim)

It is done,” said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in a statement. “All six terrorists have been recaptured—and will be returned to prison—in an impressive, sophisticated, and quick operation by the Israel Security Agency, the Israel Police, and the IDF. I would like to thank the security forces that worked day and night, including over Shabbat and holidays, to bring the event to a close. What has broken down is possible to rectify. 

The operation was carried out by the IDF, in collaboration with Shin Bet and elite Border Police counter-terrorism unit “Yamam”. With these last two arrests, an end has been put to the wide-scale hunt that began two weeks ago when the six prisoners tunneled their way out of Gilboa Prison in northern Israel. Four of the escapees were captured five days later.

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