Israeli Forces in Manhunt for Escaped Palestinian Prisoner

An Israeli security forces member stands guard at the site of a shooting attack near the Israeli police headquarters in mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem on October 9, 2016. A shooting attack in Jerusalem left at least three people wounded, including two seriously, with the assailant killed by police, Israeli authorities …
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The Times of Israel reports: A massive manhunt was underway Sunday for a Palestinian prisoner who escaped from a hospital in central Israel where he was undergoing a routine medical examination.

The 32-year-old prisoner from the West Bank village of Damon escaped IDF custody while receiving care at Emek Medical Center in Afula. Large numbers of police have been deployed to the areas adjacent to the hospital.

Police circulated a photo of the escaped prisoner and appealed to the public for help in locating him.

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