Could Gilboa Prison escape help spark another intifada?

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Palestinians demonstrate at the Israeli Hawara checkpoint near the city of Nablus and clash with Israeli security forces in support to the escape of the six Palestinian prisoners from the Israeli prison of Gilboa on September 08, 2021. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ???????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ???? ??? ???????? ?? ????? ??????? ????????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??? ??????? ????????? ????? ??????.

JNS: The dramatic escape of six Palestinian terrorists from Gilboa Prison in northern Israel on Monday carries the potential of a broader security escalation, a former defense official has cautioned.

Col. (res.) David Hacham, a former Arab-affairs adviser to seven Israeli defense ministers and a senior research associate at the Miryam Institute, told JNS that the breakout could lead to a chain of incidents and an escalation dynamic, although this is not a certainty.

The dramatic escape of six Palestinian terrorists from Gilboa Prison in northern Israel on Monday carries the potential of a broader security escalation, a former defense official has cautioned.

“Now go and attack[a] Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.” 1 Samuel 15:3

Col. (res.) David Hacham, a former Arab-affairs adviser to seven Israeli defense ministers and a senior research associate at the Miryam Institute, told JNS that the breakout could lead to a chain of incidents and an escalation dynamic, although this is not a certainty.

The PIJ to this day considers the incident to be a catalyst for the start of the First Intifada, said Hacham. Read More

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