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Palestinian prisoner escapes from Israeli hospital

Jan. 29, 2017 10:05 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 29, 2017 10:05 P.M.)
(File)

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- A Palestinian prisoner reportedly escaped from an Israeli hospital on Sunday, Hebrew news sites reported.

Samer Odeh, 32, was reportedly taken to the HaEmek medical center in the northern Israeli town of Afula for a checkup on Sunday morning and managed to escape the premises.

Israeli police forces and helicopters were searching the area for the fugitive. As of Sunday night, there were no indications that Odeh had been found.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, 7,000 Palestinians were detained by Israel as of October.
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