Israeli make arrests and searching for six Palestinian militants who escaped from a high-security prison have reportedly detained several of their relatives.
Five members of Mahmoud Ardah, Munadil Infaat, and Mohammed Ardah’s families were taken into custody overnight, a Palestinian prisoners group said.
The arrests happened in the Jenin area of the occupied West Bank, it added.
The fugitives’ hometown is a focus of the manhunt launched on Monday after they tunneled out of Gilboa prison.
It was the first Palestinian prison break on this scale in two decades and came after what Israeli media called a series of “blunders” by the authorities.
Palestinian militant groups hailed the escape as a “heroic” act.