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Oman Mufti hails escape of Palestinian prisoners from Israel prison

The Grand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hamad Al-Khalili in Doha, Qatar on 21 September 2014 [FAISAL AL-TAMIMI/AFP/Getty Images]
The Grand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hamad Al-Khalili in Doha, Qatar on 21 September 2014 [FAISAL AL-TAMIMI/AFP/Getty Images]

Oman's Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hamad Al-Khalili yesterday hailed the escape of six Palestinian prisoners from the high-security Israeli prison of Gilboa.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "What happy fate has been offered to the oppressed Palestinian prisoners, as they escaped the Zionist occupation's high-security prison. It is an event that will have consequences, as it foretells God's near victory from where we do not know."

On Monday, Israeli occupation authorities announced that six Palestinian prisoners had escaped from the high-security Israeli prison of Gilboa in the north of the country. Reports stated that they used primitive kitchen tools to dig a tunnel from their cell, under the wall of the prison and out into the open.

Israel has since launched a manhunt and reinforced its occupation forces in the West Bank city of Jenin, where the escapees are from.

Rights groups say that there are about 4,850 Palestinian prisoners inside 23 Israeli prisoners and detention centres, suffering from ill treatment and harsh detention conditions.

READ: Israel: fears of armed confrontations after prison escape

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