Just a year after the incident, the information network addresses from its platforms the significance of the actions of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped through a tunnel bypassing the security of one of the Israeli prisons in the occupied territories.
The escape from the Gilboa prison complex of Mahmoud Abdullah al-Ardah, Zakariya al-Zubaidi, Mohamed Qasim Ahmed al-Arda, Yacoub Mahmoud Ahmad Qadri, Ayham Kamamji and Munadil Anfiat was a blow to Tel Aviv and its spy establishment.
Although the Palestinians were recaptured by Israeli forces a few days later, the event marked a place in the Arab collective conscience and in memory of the resistance on the path to independence.
According to Wafika Ibrahim, director of Al Mayadin en Espaol, the Freedom Tunnel brought back enthusiasm in the struggle for the city of Jenin and its camp and reunited the wings of armed resistance to prepare for a great confrontation.
“All this brought with it the reactivation of the Joint Operations Room for Resistance, which existed during the 2002 fighting, and general mobilization to protect the prisoners,” he emphasized on Prensa Latina.
As the Communicator recalled, the Heroes’ operation managed to shed much light on the demands of Palestinian prisoners, pump blood into the arteries of the resistance in the West Bank, sow the will and strengthen the image of the victor in Gaza.
Commenting on the relevance of the incident, Ibrahim said that six names of the Heroes of the Tunnel of Freedom became the first in the list of prisoners before any possible exchange agreement.
“With this first anniversary of the operation, its heroes inside the dungeon are still the target of widespread harassment and abuse by prison authorities, in an attempt to divert their will, something they will never achieve,” he said. The leader of the operation, the young Mahmoud al-Ardah, expressed in his final messages: “We are in solitary confinement inside enemy cells, walking on hot coals and without fear of burning. Our hearts beat for the liberation of Palestine. We demand freedom and we will soon get it under the nose of the enemy.”
Outside the prisons, the Freedom Tunnel results with resistance from guerrillas and their weapons in defense of Palestine’s independence.