AL-QUDS (Dispatches) – The Zionist regime’s fighter jets struck Gaza in a new raid on Friday evening, an army spokesman with the occupying regime said in a twitter post early on Saturday.
Sirens warning of incoming rocket fire sounded near the Gaza Strip late on Friday, the regime’s military said, adding that the aggression came after a rocket from the blockaded enclave was fired toward the occupied territories late Friday.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in Gaza.
Palestinian media reported that more than 10 rockets had been fired from Gaza toward the occupied territories.
The airstrike comes days after six Palestinian inmates managed to escape from a highly fortified prison run by the Zionist regime.
It was the biggest Palestinian escape from an Israeli jail since 1987 when six members of the Islamic Jihad broke out of a heavily-guarded jail in Gaza.
Zionist troops on Saturday said they have arrested four of the six Palestinians who broke out of a maximum-security prison.
However, the arrests will not close an embarrassing episode that exposed deep flaws in its prison system and turned the fugitive prisoners into Palestinian heroes.
The four wanted men were caught in a pair of arrests in northern parts of the occupied territories.
Early on Saturday, police said they had caught two men, including Zakaria Zubeidi, in the Arab town of Umm al-Ghanam. Zubeidi was a resistance movement leader during the second Palestinian uprising in the early 2000s.
Photos released by police showed Zubeidi, handcuffed and wearing a white blindfold, being led away by two police officers.
Earlier, two other prisoners were arrested in Nazareth, an Arab city in northern part of the occupied territories just west of Umm al-Ghanam.
A video circulating on social media showed Zionist troops shackling one of the prisoners, Yakub Kadari, into the backseat of a police vehicle and asking him for his name. The man, wearing jeans and a green T-shirt, calmly identifies himself as Kadari and answers “yes” when asked whether he is one of the escapees.
For the Palestinians, the fugitives won praise for succeeding in freeing themselves from multiple life sentences. Fighting against Zionist regime and taking part in attacks against Zionists is a source of pride for many, and Palestinians consider prisoners held by Zionists to be heroes of their national cause.