Israel picks up last fugitive Palestinian militants

The Israeli army has taken up the last two Palestinians who escaped from a high-security prison nearly two weeks ago. The two were arrested in a raid in their hometown of Jenin. They surrendered without violence.

Six prisoners escaped from their prison in northern Israel at the beginning of this month. It was five members of Islamic Jihad terror group and a former commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyr Brigades. Four of them served life sentences.

The Israeli authorities were seriously embarrassed when the six men managed to escape from their cell via a tunnel. Thats why the country launched a major search. In the Palestinian territories, men were seen as heroes. For example, protesters carried their portraits during protests.

Four days after the escape, two fugitives were arrested in the north of the country. A few hours later, two others followed in the same region.