IDF Military Police thwarted, early this morning (March 9, 2003), an escape attempt by two prisoners at the Meggido Prison.

Two security prisoners being incarcerated at the facility cut a section of the inner security perimeter fence in an effort to cross the administrative section of the prison and head towards the outer perimeter fence.

A guard noticed one of the prisoners hiding behind several trees and took quick action to apprehend him while calling for back-up. Additional security forces immediately commenced searches of the prison area and the second prisoner was apprehended soon thereafter. Both prisoners were taken for questioning.

The IDF Military Police regularly engage in a variety of guarding, security and intelligence operations in order to prevent and thwart all unusual activities, including escape attempts.