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Gilboa Jailbreak Heroes Defy Zionist ‘israeli’ Occupation, Determined to Embrace Freedom

Palestinian prisoners who managed last September to escape Gilboa high-security prison, but then were rearrested, appeared before an Israeli court on Monday (November 8) and defied the Israeli occupation by being determined to embrace freedom.

Palestinian activists on social media posted videos of three of Gilboa jailbreak heroes Mahmoud Al-Arda, Ayham Kamamji and Yaqoub Qadri after their trial in a court in the northern city of Nazareth.

The court decided to call another session for the six prisoners, the date of which has been set for end of November, according to Al-Mayadeen.

Qadri, who was rearrested in the occupied territories following six days of his escape, appeared surrounded by a group of Israeli guards. He said: “We will return to Palestine, all of Palestine, God willing, the historic one. Our freedom is above all.”

Qadri added: “Our demands are legitimate. Our situation is very hard. We live in cemeteries…, but we will stand firm and strong.”

Kamamji, who was arrested in the city of Jenin after two weeks of his arrest, said: “We await the promise of Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip, and we will see it soon,” in reference to a prisoner swap deal with the Israeli enemy.

“We will conquer them (the Israelis) from above the earth as we had conquered them from beneath,” Kamamji added, referring to the security blow the prisoners had dealt to the Israeli occupation by their escape of the high-security prison.

For his part, Arda, who masterminded the escape operation from Gilboa, then chanted: “Liberty, liberty, liberty.”

Mahmoud Al-Arda, Yaqoub Qadri, Mohammad Al-Arda, Zakaria Zubeidi, Ayham Kamamji and Munadel Infaiaat escaped Gilboa prison early in September through a tunnel they dug under the prison floor.

Four of them were recaptured after six days in the occupied territories while the other two, Kamamji and Infaiaat, were recaptured after two weeks in the West Bank city of Jenin.

The jailbreak was the first of its kind, as it caused chaos in the Zionist entity.

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