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Israel recaptures final Palestinian escapees

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 19th September, 2021 08:39:37 PM
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Israel's army says it has recaptured the final two of a six man Palestinian group who tunnelled out of a high-security jail almost two weeks ago.

The pair - both members of militant group Islamic Jihad - were arrested after being surrounded by security forces in the West Bank city of Jenin, Israel's Defense Forces said.

The other four were captured last week, reports BBC.

An inquiry is being launched into the incident, which sparked celebrations among Palestinians.

There were clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters in Jenin early on Sunday, but Israeli police said the two escapees were recaptured without resistance.