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Israeli police arrest four of six Palestinian fugitives who escaped from prison

Israeli police on Saturday said they have arrested four of the six Palestinians who broke out of a maximum-security prison this week – including a famed militant leader whose exploits over the years have made him a well-known figure in Israel.The arrests moved Israel closer to closing an embarrassing episode that exposed deep flaws in its prison system and turned the fugitive prisoners into Palestinian heroes. Late on Friday, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into Israel in…


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