Palestinians in the West Bank decried Israeli Arabs following reports that they helped Israeli police locate four Palestinian fugitives who escaped from a maximum security prison last week.
Four of the six prisoners, all of whom are considered highly dangerous, were found and apprehended over the weekend in the northern Israeli town of Nazareth and the nearby village of Umm al-Ghanam. According to Israel police, local Arab Israelis helped with their capture, with dozens of Arabs calling the police alerting them of their whereabouts.
According to the Haaretz daily, some residents in the West Bank city of Jenin called on Arabs living in the Arab Israeli town of Nazareth not to dare visiting Jenin “unless measures were taken against the so-called snitches.”
Members of a Nazareth-based family gave the police information that led to the capture of two of the prisoners, Israeli media reported. The fugitives also approached Arab locals for food