In a joint operation by the Israel Security Agency (ISA), the Israel Police's "Yamam" unit, and the IDF, Ayham Kamamji and Munadel Inifeiat, who escaped last week from Gilboa prison in northern Israel, were arrested in the city of Jenin.
The arrests were made after the ISA received precise intelligence specifying the building in Jenin in which the two were hiding. Inifeiat and Kamamji, along with two accomplices, were handed over to the ISA for questioning.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett congratulated the security forces on the capture of the last two of six terrorists who escaped from Gilboa prison, calling it an "impressive, sophisticated and quick operation," adding that what went wrong can be rectified.
"It is done. All six terrorists have been recaptured – and will be returned to prison – in an impressive, sophisticated and quick operation by the ISA, the Israel Police and the IDF. I would like to thank the security forces that worked day and night, including over Shabbat and holidays, to bring the event to a close. What has broken down – it is possible to rectify," Bennett said.
According by a statement by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, forces from the IDF, the Israel Police's "Yamam" unit, the ISA and the Haruv reconnaissance unit entered Jenin overnight and surrounded the building where the escaped terrorists were hiding. The two came out unarmed and did not resist arrest.
Along with the terrorists, two accomplices were arrested. All of those arrested were taken into custody by the security forces for questioning.
While the forces were leaving the city, rioting broke out at a number of locations during which rioters threw stones and explosives at the forces, and gunmen opened fire on the forces.
The operation was commanded by Brig. Gen. Yaniv Alalouf, commander of the Judea and Samaria Division, at the IDF's Central Command, and Col. Arik Moyal, commander of the Menashe brigade.