Palestinian Authority detains Palestinian prisoner “Odeh” who had escaped from Israeli hospital

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Hebrew media said that the Palestinian Authority security services have managed to arrest Palestinian prisoner “Samer Odeh”, who managed to escape from an Israeli hospital, north of Tulkarm.

The sources said the security force detained Bani Odeh in the area north of Tulkarm during his presence in the area after fleeing from the Israeli jail.

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 kept searching for Odeh since Sunday until the fugitive was arrested by the Palestinian Authority.

Odeh’s family reportedly appealed to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to release their son.

Odeh’s brother said his brother “Odeh” had actually entered the West Bank territory and phoned his family, but a few hours later the family could not reach him. Then, they learned that he was arrested by the Palestinian security forces.

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