Escape tunnel found in Palestinian prisoners’ bathroom


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An escape tunnel was discovered in the bathroom of Palestinian prisoners in an Israeli prison.

Guards from the Israel Prisons Service uncovered the tunnel Sunday at the Gilboa Prison, in northern Israel, in a bathroom shared by eight members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group. Two of the prisoners are serving life sentences, according to Ynet.

It was not yet clear where the tunnel was heading and what happened to the dirt dug out of the tunnel.

It was the second such tunnel discovered in recent months.

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