TEL AVIV (Mar. 13)
Two Arab prisoners serving life terms escaped from the top security prison at Ramleh two days ago and still have not been apprehended, it was disclosed to the Knesset Interior Committee last night by Police Minister Shlomo Hillel. He reported that a third prisoner involved in the break was captured in the prison yard. Hillel also disclosed that five Arab terrorists were murdered inside the Ramleh jail by fellow inmates who are serving life sentences.
The Police Minister said the escaped convicts were from an Arab village in northern Israel and had been sentenced to life Imprisonment for security-related crimes–apparently spying. They used a saw to cut through their cell bars and managed to scale several barbed wire fences and a concrete wall to reach a car waiting for them on a road near the prison. Hillel reported. He said their photographs have been distributed to police all over the country but so far they have eluded the manhunt.