Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 12/08/2022 18:05 
15.09.2021 13:42 News >> Jailbreak Masterminded By Captured Prisoner Al-Arida: Lawyer

Jailbreak Masterminded By Captured Prisoner Al-Arida: Lawyer

Mahmoud al Arida among 4 prisoners recaptured by Israeli forces after 6 escaped on Sept. 6.

Recaptured Palestinian prisoner Mahmoud Al-Arida says he was the mastermind of last week's jailbreak from the high-security Gilboa prison in northern Israel, his defense lawyer said on Wednesday.
Al-Arida "began digging the tunnel early last December and completed it early this September," Raslan Mahajna told official Palestine TV.
The defense lawyer met with the former fugitive early Wednesday at the Israeli Jalama investigation center in northern Israel.
Al-Arida "was primarily responsible for planning and implementing this operation", he said, denying the involvement of any other prisoners in planning the escape.
Six Palestinian inmates tunneled out of Gilboa prison in northern Israel on Sept. 6, but last week Israeli forces managed to recapture four of them. The remaining two are still free.
Reports of abusive mistreatment of the four former fugitives have emerged, including preventing them from meeting their lawyers and family members.
"We (six fugitives) walked with each other until we reached the town of Naoura and entered a mosque there," Mahajna "ed Al-Arida as saying.
"From there we separated in twos and tried to enter the West Bank, but there were large Israeli reinforcements."
Al-Arida said he tried his best to avoid Arab towns inside Israel "lest any (Arab) citizen be held accountable" by Israeli authorities if they helped him.
He added: "We were arrested by chance … when a nearby police patrol saw us."
The lawyer said Al-Arida had been tortured by Israeli interrogators for eight hours a day, without pause.
"But his health is still good," he said, adding that Al-Arida is "proud" of the jailbreak, which he called a "success."
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Prisoner Society said plans by prisoners to stage an open-ended hunger strike on Friday were cancelled after Israeli authorities acquiesced to their demands.
Chief among these demands was the abolition of the "collective punishment" imposed by the prison administration following the jailbreak.
There are around 4,850 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, including 41 women, 225 children, and 540 "administrative detainees," according to observers.
*Writing by Ibrahim Mukhtar in Ankara -



        Latest News
Benzema, Courtois, De Bruyne Shortlisted For UEFA Men's Player Of Year Award -49 minutes ago...
Winner to be named in Champions League group stage draw ceremony in Istanbul on Aug. 25.
Sweden's Left Party Leader Chides Mps For Posing With PKK Terror Group's Symbol -34 minutes ago...
Nooshi Dadgostar says she does not approve of the Left Party lawmakers' recent actions.
US Stocks Open With Gains To Kick Off Friday On Higher Note -34 minutes ago...
Weakening producer, consumer inflation could lead to Federal Reserve beginning to slow pace of rate hikes.
EU Presidency Backs Visa Ban For Russians -34 minutes ago...
EU foreign ministers expected to discuss blanket ban on Russian tourist visas at meeting in late August.
21 Years Passed Over Ohrid Agreement In North Macedonia -4 minutes ago...
Deal ended civil war in country, expanding rights of minority Albanians, giving Albanian official language status alongside Macedonian.

 
      Top News
EU Slams Israel's Decision To Raze School In West Bank EU Slams Israel's Decision To Raze School In West Bank
Monsoon Spells Add To Soaring Food Inflation, Insecurity In Pakistan Monsoon Spells Add To Soaring Food Inflation, Insecurity In Pakistan
2 More Ships Carrying Over 63,000 Tons Of Grain Leave Ukraine 2 More Ships Carrying Over 63,000 Tons Of Grain Leave Ukraine
Rights Groups In Greece Alarmed Amid Wiretapping Scandal Rights Groups In Greece Alarmed Amid Wiretapping Scandal
Survey On Cross-Border Railway With Nepal To Begin This Year: China Survey On Cross-Border Railway With Nepal To Begin This Year: China
Palestinian Girl Dies Of Wounds From Israeli Offensive On Gaza Palestinian Girl Dies Of Wounds From Israeli Offensive On Gaza
Oil Volatile Over Weak US Demand Data, Easing Supply Concerns Oil Volatile Over Weak US Demand Data, Easing Supply Concerns
G-7, EU Concern At Threats Posed By Russia's Possession Of Nuclear Facilities In Ukraine G-7, EU Concern At Threats Posed By Russia's Possession Of Nuclear Facilities In Ukraine
3 Chinese, Zambian Arrested For Unlawfully Imprisoning 2 Workers: Labor Commissioner 3 Chinese, Zambian Arrested For Unlawfully Imprisoning 2 Workers: Labor Commissioner
Brazil's Retail Sales Decline 1.4% In June Brazil's Retail Sales Decline 1.4% In June