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  Av 7, 5774 , 03/08/14

IPS Foils Attempted Tunnel Terrorist Escape from Gilboa Prison

The Israel Prison Service (IPS) today (Sunday) foiled an escape attempt by terrorists in Gilboa Prison (in the north), following this morning's search of the prisoners' cells which showed possible evidence of digging taking place.

"We're talking about a cell containing eight Islamic Jihad prisoners, some of whom are serving extensive sentences," the IPS spokesperson said. "The prisoners have been removed from the cell and the adjacent cells have also been evacuated in order to implement an intensive search so as to determine the length and direction of the excavation through which the prisoners intended to make their escape," he added.

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