Jibril Al-Zubaidi, the brother of the Palestinian prisoner Zakaria Al-Zubaidi, wrote an influential message about his brother, who was arrested by the Israeli occupation after escaping with 5 other prisoners from the occupation prison in the Gilboa Tunnel operation, which sparked widespread controversy and confused the Israeli security establishment.
Jibril Al-Zubaidi said in a post on his page on the social networking site “Facebook”, according to what was monitored by “Watan”, (What did you lose in your body, hollowing out a bullet by dragging a mortar in your face, a bullet in your head, a bullet in your chest, a bullet in your hand, and the corneas of your eyes? What did our Lord create you, Zakaria) .
The arrest of Zakaria al-Zubaidi and Muhammad al-Ardah came hours after the re-arrest of the two prisoners, Mahmoud Arda and Yaqoub Qadri, bringing the number of prisoners who were re-arrested, four out of six who had escaped from Gilboa prison, at dawn last Monday.
Jibril Al-Zubaidi’s message received wide interaction on social media platforms, where Palestinians praised the prisoner, whom they described as the feat of leader who confused the occupation over the years of the second Palestinian intifada.
Who is Zakaria Zubeidi?
Zakaria Muhammad Abd al-Rahman al-Zubaidi (46 years), born on January 19, 1975, from Jenin refugee camp (north of the occupied West Bank), has been a prisoner since 2019 and has not yet been sentenced.
Zakaria al-Zubaidi was arrested for the first time at the age of 16 during the first Palestinian intifada, and spent 4 years inside the prisons of the occupation, before his release after the Oslo agreement in 1994.
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The occupation demolished the house of Zakaria al-Zubaidi after his first arrest. He is injured in his feet and is still suffering from the consequences of the injury. Zakaria was subjected to several assassination attempts in the second intifada; Because he was the commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of the Fatah movement in Jenin.
The occupation pardoned Zakaria al-Zubaidi in 2007, but he returned to his pursuit in 2012, forcing him to stay in the Palestinian Preventive Security prison for 4 years, before another pardon came to him in 2017.
And the occupation re-arrested him in 2019 with lawyer Tariq Barghout, who was sentenced to 15 years, on charges of shooting at soldiers of the occupation army, in partnership with Zakaria Al-Zubaidi.
Details of the arrest of Zakaria Al-Zubaidi and Muhammad Qasim Al-Ardah
And the Hebrew newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, had reported how the whereabouts of the two prisoners, Zakaria al-Zubaidi and Muhammad al-Ardah, were discovered near the town of al-Shibli – Umm al-Ghanam in Marj Ibn Amer, and they were reached at dawn on Saturday and arrested after 5 days of pursuit following their liberation from Gilboa prison through the Freedom Tunnel, which They dug it under the prison.
The arrest of Zakaria Al-Zubaidi and Muhammad Al-Ardah
The newspaper said that 3 archaeologists from the infantry unit “Ma’rool”, which was formed after the kidnapping of the three settlers in 2014, north of Hebron, are the ones who located Al-Zubaidi and Muhammad at 5 am, after analyzing and recovering the last escape route last night, from a place they thought was It houses the prisoners.
The report indicated that the three tracksmen reached the whereabouts of Al-Zubaidi and Aardeh by relying on “their footprints, a pack of cigarettes, and a can of drink.” Immediately, the security forces carried out the arrest.”
The report claimed that “the investigation began at 22:30 on Friday evening, from a point that the security forces estimated that the two captives had passed through, and the archaeologists analyzed the route taken by Al-Zubaidi and Ardah throughout the night, and they estimated that they followed a path that led them to the truck stop in Umm Al-Ghanam, Depending on the footprints remaining in the area, in addition to a pack of cigarettes and a pack of syrup.”
He added, “At five o’clock in the morning, the criminals arrived at the parking lot and found a model sleeping inside a truck, and Zubeidi was walking tired, limp, and unarmed, 15 meters from the truck. The three realized that Zubeidi had noticed them, and quickly summoned members of the Yamam special unit and forces from the Shin Bet.
The report quoted the Israeli security services’ assessments that “the two prisoners did not have an organized escape plan, as they repeated the same hiding place during the past two days and did not have much food.”
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