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From Shawshank to West Bank: Palestinians' escape from Israeli prison draws parallels to movie

CA, 07 Sep 2021
Israeli security forces are scrambling to find six Palestinian prisoners who somehow escaped from a high-security prison in Israel.

The fugitives escaped Gilboa Prison after digging a hole through a bathroom floor, and using an underground cavity part of the structure as an escape route.

Some were serving sentences for being involved in deadly attacks against Israelis.

But as Redmond Shannon reports, the escape is drawing embarrassment to Israeli security forces, and even prompting celebrations among some Palestinians - all while also bearing strong similarities to a popular Hollywood movie.

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