The Palestinian Prison Break Is a Spectacular Failure – and a Chance for Change

The Prison Service is not solely culpable for the prisoners’ escape. There were screw-ups in higher places, too. If only Israel would leverage this fiasco for constructive dialogue

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Since the daring escape by six security prisoners from Gilboa Prison, the airwaves have been flooded with hysteria, incendiary rhetoric, calls for revenge, demands that heads roll and horror scenarios. As if what happened at the beginning of the week, in the dark of night, just before Rosh Hashana, is an unparalleled event with massive implications. That is not the case.

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