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

The organization's inmates are 'insanely brave,' one prison official said. If the two Islamic Jihad escapees still at large are hurt, a wave of prison violence is almost certain

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.

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