Palestinian escapees from Israeli prison given 10 days extra detention
These were Zakaria Al-Zubaidi, the most prominent of all the escapees, Mahmoud Al-Ardah, Mohammed Al-Ardah and Yaqoub Qadri, according to Israeli media.
The extra 10 days was ordered to allow ongoing questioning to proceed at a jail close to Haifa in Israel's north, Al Jazeera reported.
Human rights attorney Avigdor Feldman, who is representing Al-Zubaidi, explained the court's ruling was made given the ongoing probe into their jailbreak, Anadolu said.
The two other men, Ayham Kamamji and Munadil Infaat, were captured in Jenin, the West Bank, overnight on Saturday.
Later on Sunday, they too had 10 days added to their detentions to allow inquiries to proceed, Anadolu reported.
The escapee Kamamji had wanted to visit his mother's grave, according to the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees' Affairs (CDA).
Kamamji saw Munther Abu Ahmed, a CDA lawyer, following his arrest, who claimed on Palestinian Authority public TV that Israel had tried to shoot the detainee dead on two occasions while he was out of prison.
Opinion: "Israel has for many years used its prison system to intimidate, suppress and humiliate the general population to keep them in line" - Muhammad Shehada comments https://t.co/HlzP49JVlh— The New Arab (@The_NewArab) September 12, 2021
In one instance, Israeli forces were unsuccessful in attempting to detain him in northern Israel.
Despite the six Gilboa jailbreakers having all been captured, the daring escape inspired many Palestinians who have celebrated the event.
The spoon, their supposed tool of escape, has been adopted as a popular symbol in protests against Israeli occupation.