Alert members of the Israel Prison Service (IPS) stopped an apparent attempt by terrorists to escape from a prison situated just north of Jerusalem.
On Wednesday, the IPS revealed that as part of an initiated search conducted by the Ofer Prison staff, a drawing detailing the prison’s security apparatus was found in one of the cells.
At this instance, the IPS immediately separated the cell inmates and under the direction of the district commander were defined as “at high risk of escape.”
The IPS immediately transferred the prisoners from the prison to the segregation ward with maximum security.
To stop others from escaping, the IPS also did additional operations by the various forces, and the prison staff was instructed to increase vigilance and break routines.
The vigilance of IPS came in the midst of probing the escape of six terrorists from the Gilboa Prison in Sept. 2021.
Sources said all escapees were captured alive within a few days, including a Special Forces operation in the Palestinian city of Jenin.
It was learned that the five inmates from Gilboa Prison cooperated and assisted in the escape of the six terrorists.