Middle East

Israel's Army Attacks Hamas Over Prison Break

Israeli officials say they've put up roadblocks, are conducting patrols of the area and have relocated 400 prisoners as a protective measure.

Israel's Army Attacks Hamas Over Prison Break
Sebastian Scheiner / AP

More conflict is brewing between Israel's Army and Hamas militants as the search intensifies for six Palestinians who broke out of prison.  

The Israeli army says it launched airstrikes on Hamas military sites after the group launched incendiary balloons into Israeli territory. 

The army claims the balloons were a show of support for the six escapees. 

Police officers and prison guards inspect the scene of a prison escape outside the Gilboa prison in northern Israel.

Israeli Police Launch Manhunt For 6 Escaped Prisoners

The police commander says they've reinforced emergency response call centers in the area to respond to any reports about the prisoners.


They fled a maximum security prison through a secret tunnel yesterday. 

Israeli officials haven't indicated they pose a threat.