Police from the northern district on Friday evening captured four of the six terrorist prisoners who escaped from the Gilboa Prison at the start of the week.
The two were captured near Nazareth and were detained without resistance. They are currently being interrogated and will be transferred to an Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) facility.
The terrorists who were captured are Yacoub Qadri and Mohammed Ardah of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization. Ardah is the leader of the squad who planned and led the escape operation.
The second group of two included Fatah's Zakaria Zubeidi, and Islamic Jihad's Mahmad Ardah, who was captured together with him. They were captured at around 5:00 a.m. in a truck parking lot in the Shibli-Umm al-Ghanam Regional Council in northern Israel.
Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai and Northern District Commander Shimon Lavi arrived at the scene and praised the forces' work.
They were captured after arousing the suspicion of locals who saw them rummaging through garbage cans and looking for food. The two terrorists asked passersby for food but had done so with their faces covered which aroused suspicion.
The locals alerted the Israel Police and the Shin Bet, who rushed to the scene.
The manhunt for the two remaining escapees continues.