PM Bennett holds urgent meeting with top security officials

As security prisoners riot, PM Naftali Bennett holds urgent meeting with top security officials. 'Israel is prepared for any scenario.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Naftali Bennett, August 2021
Naftali Bennett, August 2021
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Following the recent events in security prisons, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday held an urgent situational assessment together top defense officials.

Attending the meeting were the Defense Minister, Public Security Minister, IDF Chief of Staff, the, Shabak (Israel Security Agency) chief, Israel Police Commissioner, Israel Prisons Service chief, the head of the National Security Council, and other top officials.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the recent events have the potential to influence several fronts, and therefore all of the security establishments must work together in managing it.

He also emphasized that Israel is prepared for any scenario.

Bennett continues to receive ongoing updates and will hold additional advisory meetings as necessary, a statement said.

Earlier on Wednesday, a security prisoner on Wednesday poured boiling water on a jailer at the Gilboa Prison, Arab media reported.

According to the report, the prisoner attacked the jailer as the prison was being evacuated for inspection following the escape of six other prisoners on Monday morning.

Also on Wednesday, security prisoners affiliated with the Islamic Jihad terror group clashed with prison guards and set fire to cells in the Ketziot and Rimon prisons, setting seven cells in the Ketziot Prison on fire, along with two cells in the Rimon Prison.

The Israel Prisons Service said that the fire in the Rimon Prison, where two cells were set ablaze, was under control.

The prison riots are in response to Israeli security officials' search for six prisoners, including at least four "lifers," who escaped the Gilboa Prison early Monday morning.



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