Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian Group That Strikes Fear in Israel's Prisons

Josh Breiner
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After a group of Islamic Jihad prisoners failed in a 2014 attempt to break out of Gilboa Prison by tunnel – an escape that was foiled at the last minute – a senior official in the Israel Prison Service sat with Mahmoud Aradeh, the prisoner who planned the breakout, at Gilboa’s canteen.

“He told him straight to his face, ‘We've decided to escape from prison, so it’s going to happen,’” a former Prison Service official told Haaretz.

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